The military regime has stayed silent about the battles in Kale Township, which have reportedly left 35 junta troops dead.
People’s Defense Forces in Sagaing and Mandalay regions used mines to repeatedly attack junta convoys, including one escorting a senior regime official.
Just over one year after the regime seized power, The Irrawaddy spoke to striking civil servants about why they continue to defy military rule.
Civilian groups are reporting heavy junta action in Magwe and Sagaing regions.
Relatives are being flown out of Sagaing’s Kale Township while troop reinforcements are being flown into the area, which is a hotbed of civilian resistance to the regime.