Commanders in Karen State’s Border Guard Force are being denied retirement as the regime struggles to recruit troops and promote younger officers.
Min Aung Hlaing and Yawd Serk, leader of the Restoration Council of Shan State, are two strongmen locked in a dysfunctional relationship.
As regime losses mount, the Karen National Union said that the combat ability and will to win of junta forces has declined dramatically.
The Kachin Independence Organization warns pro-regime groups and junta employees of impending attacks on them in Kachin State.
Intense fighting took place in Karen State over the Thingyan Water Festival as ethnic Karen fighters clashed with regime forces.