The KNLA and a PDF group fought junta Infantry Battalion 283 for an hour before occupying the base in Kyainseikgyi, killing 13 troops and seizing weapons and ammunition.
Ex-Brigadier General Ohn Thwin, a vocal junta supporter and former ambassador to several countries, is the most senior junta figure to be assassinated in nearly a year.
The Catholic leader referred to the junta’s recent massacre of schoolchildren in Depayin, urging that their ‘cries not go unheard’.
State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
Also this week, the regime’s spokesman continued his harsh—and so far useless—threats, and the junta’s Information Team got an odd request…
Though most had never heard of ethnic Kachin Duwa Lashi La, who heads the National Unity Govt, before the coup, Myanmar people have embraced him as their leader.
Local PDFs said the military called in air strikes and torched villages during two weeks of clashes; the regime also suffered at least 40 casualties, the groups said.
Two or three regime soldiers are being killed every day by mines and ambushes in the township, Chin resistance groups said.
The wooden relief carving by Kim Aris will be raffled off; over $100,000 was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
After initially focusing on defensive operations, PDF groups and ethnic armed organizations are now actively targeting junta administration offices and military bases.
The NUG said it had received a complaint that the Yaw Defense Force shot dead members of a family in Magwe, including a girl, 13, wrongly believing them to be informants.
Over 7,000 villagers were forced to flee, many into the forest, as a column of 200 junta soldiers rampaged through Yinmabin Township leaving a trail of destruction.
Seven junta aircraft dropped cluster bombs on the Cobra Column group, led by a KNU officer, in an effort to seize back control of the Myawaddy-Waw Lay road.
Unconfirmed reports have emerged that the four detainees, members of the Burmese Ranger Army-Local Defense Force, later died during interrogation.
The country’s brutal coup regime is no candidate for political compromise.