Spring Revolution Local News – Apr 8 (Evening)

Summary of News

1. The Acting President says that every effort is being made to eliminate the terrorist military

At the 13th Cabinet Meeting 2023 of the National Unity Government held via video conference on April 4, Acting President Duwa Lashi La said that every effort is being made to eliminate the terrorist military.

The Acting President remarked to the cabinet members. “Since we are all working to root out the terrorist military from all sides, I would like to say at this meeting that all the ministries need to be more practical, work in effective ways, and try to implement the internationally defined rules in accordance with the conditions on the ground and in a timely manner.”

The National Unity Government has developed a One-Year Strategic Plan, is implementing it, and has declared 2023 the decisive year for the revolution.

2. Two children, including an infant, killed in Naung Cho as the terrorist military fired artillery shells during the fight with the PDF 

The killing of the two children, including an infant, by the junta’s artillery shell was stated by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) in its daily brief on the current situation in relation to the military coup made on April 7 as follows:

“On April 5, at around 4 p.m., a clash broke out between junta forces and People’s Defence Forces near Than Bo Village in Nawnghkio Township, Shan State. An artillery shell fired by junta forces exploded on a house in the village, killing 11-month-old Sai War War Tun and his 14-year-old sister Nang Ma Aye.”

It was also reported that the parents of the two children also sustained critical injuries and have been transported to Pyin Oo Lwin Hospital for urgent medical attention.

A total of 3,225 people, including pro-democracy activists who opposed the military coup and other civilians, have been killed since the military coup on February 1, 2021, and during the people’s Spring Revolution.

3. A young woman struck by shrapnel in her head when the artillery shells fired by the terrorist military launched and exploded on a civilian house in Myaing Township

On April 8, the local news sources claimed, “This morning at around 7:30 a.m., a heavy weapon fired by the military council fell on a civilian house in Myay Yint village in the southern part of Myaing Township, hitting a young woman in the head (non-critically), and there were no other injuries.”

Locals also reported that about 30 military council troops and military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia members arrived in Hnan Si Kan village, located in the southern part of Myaing Township, and Pyu Saw Htee members from Tha Yet Kan (a village dominated by Pyu Saw Htee) village have also left for the south of Tha Yet Kan in a vehicle.

4. About 80 troops of the terrorist military, that came from Depeyin Town, rampaged and destroyed the villages of Ye-U Township

The Depeyin Township Refugee Support Group stated that the military council troops rampaged and destroyed the villages in Ye-U Township in the morning of April 8.

It stated, “Early this morning, about 80 terrorist military council troops that came out of Depeyin Town had arrived around Ma Soe Yein village [located in Ye-U Township], and about 30 troops that came out of Ye-U Town had arrived in Moke Si village. Both are firing small and heavy weapons. Villages nearby should exercise caution.”

The military columns have frequently advanced in Depeyin and Ye-U Townships of Sagaing Division and targeted civilians.

5. PDF forces intercept the junta forces that came out of Kan Daunt village police station in Pale Township

On April 8, the Black Leopard Army (BLPA) claimed that it had intercepted the military council troops that came out of Kan Daunt village police station in Pale Township as follows:

“On April 7, at about 2:30 p.m., about 70 members of the Black Leopard Army, the Yin Mar Bin District 11th PDF Battalion, led by commander Bo Kyar Pauk, ambushed a military column of about 100 troops, that destroyed people’s lives and properties, as they left Kan Daunt village police station for the south.”

The military council troops were said to have suffered in the encounter and to have retreated, and the comrades of the BLPA were able to withdraw unharmed.

6. Nearly 9,000 Myanmar refugees flee to Thailand due to fighting in Shwe Kokko, Myawaddy Township

According to reports, nearly 9,000 local residents are forced to flee across the Thai border due to the ongoing fighting in Shwe Kokko, Myawaddy Township, Karen State.

“We don’t see those who have fled here being let into the city. They are kept near the Thai-Myanmar border, where there are agricultural farms and rubber farms. On the first day, people who wished to donate food and water were allowed to send them there. But [Thai authorities] have now instructed them to do it through Thai officials,” a social assistance group in Mae Sot said on April 7.

Battles between the KNLA and PDF allied forces and the BGF broke out in Shwe Kokko-Htee War Pa Law village near Myawaddy Town starting early on April 5.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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