Resistance forces capture five army trucks in attack on junta convoy near Dawei

At least 18 regime soldiers were killed in the ambush, making it the deadliest so far in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region

Anti-regime forces say they captured five military trucks loaded with weapons and ammunition during an ambush carried out near the Tanintharyi Region capital Dawei on Wednesday.

The attack targeted a convoy of 17 vehicles that was also carrying around 200 junta troops from Military Operations Command No. 8, based in Dawei, the resistance forces said.

The convoy was hit near the village of Wa Kone, about 18 miles east of Dawei on the road to the Thai border, prompting a series of airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday, according to residents.

“The situation is very tense right now. They bombarded this area the whole day today,” said local resident Phyo Ko Ko, speaking to Myanmar Now on Thursday.

Video of the aftermath of the ambush showed resistance fighters counting bodies scattered around the captured vehicles. One can be heard saying that 18 dead soldiers had been found at the site. . .

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