Myanmar junta masses troops in northern Sagaing to retake town captured by resistance

Hundreds of regime forces have been readied for what looks set to be a full-scale assault on the NUG-controlled town of Kawlin

Hundreds of junta forces have arrived in northern Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu Township in recent days ahead of an expected assault on Kawlin, a town that has been controlled by the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) since late last year.

According to local defence groups, as many as 1,000 soldiers and members of the military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia are currently stationed in the town of Kanbalu, which is some 50 miles south of Kawlin.

Most of the soldiers are from junta bases in Shwebo Township, which lies another 50 miles to the south, and are stationed at the base of Tank Battalion 6006 in Kanbalu, resistance sources told Myanmar Now.

Helicopters have also been seen bringing weapons and supplies into the area, the sources added.

Thousands of local civilians have already fled the area in anticipation of major fighting, according to a man with ties to the. . .

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