50 Myanmar Regime Soldiers Reported Killed in Clashes

Around 50 junta soldiers were reportedly killed between Wednesday and Friday in clashes with civilian resistance fighters in Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon Regions and Kayah State.

People’s Defense Forces (PDF) across the country, with the exception of Rakhine State, have stepped up operations against the Myanmar military since September 7, when the parallel National Unity Government (NUG) declared a nationwide people’s defensive war against the junta.

On early Friday morning, a civilian armed force from Shwe Bo District in Sagaing Region claimed to have killed at least 12 junta soldiers in an ambush.

The group said that they attacked a regime column marching near Mon Taw Village in Khin-U Township with landmines.

Eight junta soldiers were also killed in Khin-U Township on Wednesday when two military vehicles were attacked with landmines near Myakan Village.

Around 10 junta soldiers were reported killed on Thursday afternoon after a combined force of 10 civilian armed groups mined two military vehicles in Myaung Township, Sagaing Region, according to a statement by the Civilian’s Defense and Security Organization of Myaung (CDSOM).

The same morning, two other military vehicles were also attacked with landmines by CDSOM. However, military casualties remain unknown.