September 3, 2023 || Tongsan Media Group ||
More than 80 soldiers of the military council were killed during the four-day battle that took place from August 29 to September 1 in the Moen, Kyaik gyi area of Nyaung Lay Pin District, Bagu Division (Eastern).
On the 29th and 30th of August, the KNLA PDF joint column and the Military Council Khah Lah Zah 598th Battalion, Pyu Saw Hti column clashed in the area of Kyauk Gyi, Nyaung pin, Kyaik gyi Township, Moen area. The military council conducted four airstrikes in the battle of Thetwe, and according to reports from the military council, more than 50 soldiers of the military council were killed due to a mistaken bombing attack.
“Currently, the continuing fighting in this side (Moon area) is due to the military council’s area clearance work. Also, they (the military council troops) continued to march because of the high number of casualties. The number of casualties was not that much due to the ground contact. The death toll from their planes and their heavy weapons hit more than 80. The casualty list is certain. This is after combining both the watermelon news and the ground news,” said the Special Commando Battalion. The official from Roma column (2) said.
On August 31st and September 1st, there were more skirmishes at the Military Council camp on the bridge over the Sittaung River in Kyauk gyi township and the military council base camp in Kyauk gyi township, which is the military council’s base camp, and the military council’s base camp in Kyauk gyi township.
“As the People’s Defense Forces, we will fight in the area we are in. We are based on the people, so we are trying as much as we can to minimize the damage to the people. From a military point of view, we can work together as an alliance. Now, the people’s participation is encouraging. We are grateful to our partner groups for covering the need from time to time,” a member of the ground forces told to Medias.
During these four days of fighting, the special commando battalion, the platoon commander of Comrade Seven, spring warriors column, Tatu and soldier Jack, were killed, and more than 10 revolutionary soldiers were injured.
In addition, during the four-day battle, 2 commando rifles, 1 machine gun, 19 handguns, 40 MA rounds, 40 mm bombs, machine guns, hand grenades, and related materials were seized from the military council, according to the revolutionary forces.
The military council troops and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO) battalions, special commando battalion, the 2nd Spring Warriors, and the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) jointly attacked.
Source: Ayeyarwaddy Times
Translated in English: Tongsan Admin Team