As Sagaing attacks continue, Myanmar junta’s scorched earth tactics earn WWII comparison

Myanmar’s military carried out a series of airstrikes and artillery attacks on Wednesday amid clashes with anti-junta forces in several neighbouring Sagaing Region townships.

According to a local resistance group based in Khin-U Township,  three junta columns began raiding villages there and in the surrounding area last Thursday.

On Wednesday, fighting broke out following a raid on the village of Mone Hla in western Khin-U Township, resulting in multiple regime casualties, according to the information officer of the anti-regime Khin-U Support Organisation.

“At least 10 junta soldiers were killed during today’s battle, so they retreated and started attacking us from the air,” he said, speaking to Myanmar Now at around 5pm on Wednesday.

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