The Arakan Army launched a pre-dawn attack on a regime base in Paletwa Township, Chin State, where increasing violence is being reported.
Access to six townships has been temporarily blocked due to escalating clashes between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military.
Observers say the regime’s control is increasingly confined to urban areas and major roads.
The Chin National Front tells The Irrawaddy that the regime now controls only towns and some major roads.
New Delhi is maintaining a working relationship with the military regime, but the junta is doing nothing to address India’s concerns.
The regime launched airstrikes after the Arakan Army killed 19 police officers at a border outpost in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, on Wednesday.
Clashes between the Arakan Army and junta troops are intensifying in Paletwa Township on the border of Chin and Rakhine states.
Only by working together can the peoples of Myanmar end the violence and regain their freedom.
The regime continues to target civilians by burning down and bombing houses, especially in Sagaing and Magwe regions and Chin State.
Thousands of refugees have crossed the border from Chin State into Mizoram in India where they need humanitarian aid.
Military tensions are running high between the Arakan Army and junta forces in northern Rakhine and southern Chin states.
Resistance groups across the country launched revenge attacks on junta forces following the hangings of the four democracy activists over the weekend.
Two soldiers were killed when the Chinland Defense Force attacked troops in Kanpetlet town after taking control of the township’s rural areas.
Junta soldiers were attacked repeatedly over the course of three days in Kale Township, Sagaing Region.
Residents in Matupi and Mindat townships have struggled to buy rice and other basics since the regime blocked roads to the mountainous state.