Resistance forces capture two more towns in western Myanmar

The towns—in Sagaing Region and Chin State—are the latest to fall to anti-regime groups since the start of Operation 1027 just over a month ago

Two more towns have fallen to resistance forces in western Myanmar over the past week, including one in Sagaing Region that was captured earlier this year.

On Tuesday, the civilian National Unity Government (NUG) said in a statement that defence forces had seized control of Shwe Pyi Aye, a town on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River in Sagaing’s Homalin Township, on November 22.

The small but strategically important town of around 2,500 inhabitants, located less than 15km from Myanmar’s border with India, has been a focal point of recent clashes in the region.

In its statement, the NUG said that troops under its command had taken eight junta soldiers in Shwe Pyi Aye prisoner and seized weapons and ammunition.

Residents of the area told Myanmar Now that the regime has been carrying out airstrikes on the town and surrounding villages in a bid to regain. . .

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