Fighting escalates in Sagaing Region as Myanmar junta struggles to hold, recover ground 

The battles, during which the junta has repeatedly carried out airstrikes to support their ground forces, have displaced thousands of locals from several townships across Sagaing Region

Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in the past week as clashes intensified between resistance and junta forces in Sagaing Region’s Kalay, Kani, Katha, and Wetlet townships, according to resistance and local sources. 

At least 10,000 locals have been displaced from Kani Township on the southwest bank of the Chindwin River since Saturday, when the junta carried out airstrikes in response to resistance fighters’ attacks on a police station, an administrative office, a high school, and the Shwe Si Gone hilltop military encampment.  

The day before in Kalay Township—located around miles to the northwest—some 3,000 residents were displaced in and near Hto Mar village, where clashes have been ongoing since February 21, according to the Kalay Township People’s Administration Team (PAT). 

PATs operate under the publicly mandated, anti-junta National Unity Government (NUG), a cabinet formed and endorsed by. . .

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