Summary of News

  • Six junta troops were captured alive during the battle of Thay Baw Boe
  • Two policemen were injured in a landmine attack by the People’s Defense Forces – Pwint Phyu near the southern checkpoint in Pwint Phyu Township
  • The junta force advanced on the Mediterranean in Yezakyo township with 100 troops, and three junta troops were killed during the four-day battle
  • Political analysts assess that though the military council may find a way out through dialogue  due to the strengthening of NUG’s international relations, public will not accept it
  • Locals say that the military council has been burning down Nat Gyi village in Kani Township since the morning of May 19

Six junta troops were captured alive during the battle of Thay Baw Boe

On the morning of May 18, Cobra Column and allied forces attacked a terrorist military council’s camp near Thay Baw Boe village next to Myawaddy-Wale Road in Myawaddy District, Karen State, and successfully seized it in the afternoon.

The Cobra Column said that the military junta used two Yak-130 pilot training jets, two K-8 bomber jets and one MiG-29 multi-role fighter, for a total of 35 air strikes.

It added that six junta troops were capture alive and the number of casualties among terrorist military council was still being verified, and three revolutionary comrades were killed and four were wounded.

Two policemen were injured in a landmine attack by the People’s Defense Forces – Pwint Phyu near the southern checkpoint in Pwint Phyu Township

People’s Defense Forces – Pwint Phyu said that on the morning of May 18, two policemen were injured and one of them was seriously wounded in a landmine attack by the People’s Defense Forces – Pwint Phyu near the southern checkpoint in Pwint Phyu Township.

It said that some missions had been cancelled due to the presence of the people and that since attacks will continue to intensify, people should stay away from the military troops and polices.

The junta force advanced on the Mediterranean in Yezakyo township with 100 troops, and three junta troops were killed during the four-day battle

The MG6 Guerrillas Force said “Since May 9, three military troops were killed when they were advancing on the Mediterranean in Yezakyo township, Magway Division, and weapons and ammunition were also seized.”

It is added that, during the four-day battle, the people’s defense force seized a G3 pistol, 94 pistols, a police uniform, an equipment, seven 94-ammunition boxes, 52 rounds of 9mm-ammunition, 23 rounds of G3 ammunition, a grenade and other accessories.

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Political analysts assess that though the military council may find a way out through dialogue  due to the strengthening of NUG’s international relations, public will not accept it

Dr Hla Kyaw Zaw, a Burmese political analyst, said that while the military council and the NUG were in competition, although NUG had won the favor of the United States and ASEAN, military council will not take care of this situation.

U Ye Tun (Hsipaw) Burma political analyst assesses that the military council may release NLD leaders, including the State Counselor to find a way out.

The US Embassy said in a statement that, the discussions focused on unhindered humanitarian access to assist all those in need in Myanmar was made at the US-ASEAN Summit on May 12 attended informally by Foreign Minister of the National Unity Government.

Locals say that the military council has been burning down Nat Gyi village in Kani Township since the morning of May 19

Villagers speculated that the soldiers may have cleared the route for the Jade Motorboat came out from Kalaywa along the Chindwin River.

A villager from Ywa Tharyar village in Yinmabin township said that thirteen nice houses were set on fire on the evening of May 14.

According to the Data for Myanmar, from February 2021 until April 30 this year, an estimated 11,000 homes have been set on fire by the military council and its subordinates across 296 places across the country. Among them, Sagaing Division accounting for the most, with more than 7,500 households burned.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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