Fierce fighting is ongoing in Moebye Town with junta forces launching artillery and airstrikes against civilians and resistance groups.
Regime forces abandoned Moebye in southern Shan State and a Karenni National Defense Force spokesman called the troops weak.
Fierce fighting in southern Shan State resulted in junta forces pounding the town of Moebye with air and artillery strikes.
Fierce fighting in southeast Myanmar has left at least 40 junta soldiers dead since the beginning of September.
Over 150 resistance fighters died in the same period as near-daily clashes with junta forces took place in southeast Myanmar’s Kayah.
Regime airstrikes and arson attacks destroyed an entire village in Hpakant Township, while fighter jets bombed a village outside the Kayah State capital.
In need of financial support, PDF groups are increasingly going public with their rudimentary weapons-production efforts.
Khun Be Du, KNDF leader and an NUG deputy minister, talks to The Irrawaddy about the success of the resistance movement in Kayah State and the prospects for a federal democratic un
With regime forces overstretched in Kayah State, Karenni resistance fighters will extend their attacks to urban areas in the upcoming rainy season.
An hourlong drive in Kayah State took a large regime convoy six days because of repeated resistance ambushes.
Repeated clashes are being reported in southern Shan State as the regime deploys large numbers of troops to the area.
The Karenni Nationalities Defense Force said a regime lieutenant colonel was among the dead.
Regime forces have suffered heavy losses in Kayah State and much of its territory is in resistance hands.
PDF, Chin and Karenni armed groups took part in a number of ambushes and attacks against regime troops on Thursday and Friday.
The Kalay PDF, KNDF, Karen Army and CNDF reportedly inflicted heavy casualties on junta forces in firefights and mine ambushes on Monday.