The Irrawaddy’s roundup of the latest fighting between junta forces and resistance groups includes clashes in Sagaing, Mandalay, Tanintharyi, Rakhine and Mon.
Two or three regime soldiers are being killed every day by mines and ambushes in the township, Chin resistance groups said.
The Cobra Column resistance group said it found five dead soldiers, including a captain, after a clash on the road to the military’s Ukayit Hta outpost in Karen State.
Images and video from Sagaing offer proof that atrocities are being committed against civilians by the Tatmadaw—and that these armed thugs aren’t worthy of the name.
There has been no contact with the group, including a child, since soldiers raided their villages in Sagaing on Tuesday; locals fear they will be used as human shields.
Sailors and airmen who leave the military with vessels or planes could be paid up to $500,000, the NUG said. Destroyed vehicles and facilities will also net huge payouts.
Over 400 junta troops died in more than 500 clashes with the Karen National Union’s armed wings during the month, the ethnic organization said.
An army major who quit to join the Civil Disobedience Movement urges his former comrades to defect: ‘No military can protect you against the hatred of the people.’
PDF, Chin and Karenni armed groups took part in a number of ambushes and attacks against regime troops on Thursday and Friday.
The owner and driver of a vehicle carrying wounded junta soldiers were killed when AA troops reportedly attacked it.
The Kalay PDF, KNDF, Karen Army and CNDF reportedly inflicted heavy casualties on junta forces in firefights and mine ambushes on Monday.
PDF groups and ethnic armies fought with and ambushed junta troops and pro-regime militias in six states and regions.
The group added that regime forces’ artillery and airstrikes have displaced tens of thousands of civilians, creating a humanitarian crisis in southeastern Myanmar.
A number of People’s Defense Force members were also killed and many villagers fled their homes as clashes continued in Chin, Magwe, Sagaing and Kayah on Monday, Tuesday.
Regime forces used artillery and aircraft in their unsuccessful attempt to occupy an MNDAA base in northern Shan State.