August 23, 2023 || Tongsan Media Group ||
On August 20, a battle broke out between the army and the local defense forces, who were looting and looting from village to village in Htee Chai township, Sagaing Division, and 15 army personnel, including a major, were killed and a sergeant was captured alive according to local resistance forces (PDFs). On the afternoon of August 20, when more than 60 army forces raided and looted the village of Kuin Gyi from the town of Htee Chai, the local defense forces were waiting on the hill and fired and attacked, causing many casualties.
According to sources close to the ground, about 15 people, including a captain, were killed and wounded, and a sergeant was captured alive. “There was no major damage on the part of the revolutionary forces. The military council said that there were at least 15 casualties. We know that weapons and ammunition were seized,” said a person close to the ground revolution soldiers.
Locals said that the army, which suffered a lot of casualties during the battle, bombed the village of Kuin Gyi and Zee Gone village near the scene of the battle twice from the air, killing a child and a woman who were breaking bamboo for food in the forest, local residents said. After that, the military army raided and looted Kyauk Maw village near the scene of the battle, and captured four men from the village, local residents said.
Regarding the battle of Htee Chai, the Public Defense Force of Htee Chai township said, “Terrorist military council troops were badly defeated on the ground today, August 20th, at 3:20 p.m., once At 3:40 p.m., Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter fired twice at 3:40 p.m. near the area where some of our defense forces were active around Kuin gyi Village and Zigon Village.
At the time of the fighting, the local people in villages such as Htee Chai township, Zigone, Phoek Gone, Kuin gyi, Sat Tee Chaung, and other villages had to flee to safety because the army was rampant to terrorize the local people. The army is committing murder, looting and burning in Sagaing region, including Htee Chai area with weapons.
Source: Mandalay Free Press
Translated: Tongsan Admin Team