Battle for Myawaddy Township intensifies as KNLA, allies attack battalion base

After a two-day pause in fighting, the junta air force began carrying out airstrikes on resistance targets in the outskirts of Myawaddy again on Tuesday

An alliance of forces led by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) has been carrying out a continuous assault since Tuesday on the army’s last base outside Myawaddy, a vital hub for trade on the Thailand-Myanmar border, according to local and resistance sources.

The KNLA and its allies have already taken control of some sections of the army’s Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 275 base as of Wednesday, according to a source close to anti-junta fighters participating in the operation. 

Since Tuesday afternoon, following a two-day pause in fighting, the military has been carrying out air and artillery strikes in response to the anti-junta forces’ attacks, according to a resident of Myawaddy Township. 

“Fighting began yesterday afternoon at around 1pm,” the resident said. “Military jets also dropped bombs at around 6pm yesterday.” 

Other local sources confirmed that junta fighter planes had carried. . .

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