September 12, 2023
In the Mon State, according to a statement from the Dawna column, 3 soldiers, including a captain, were killed when soldiers subordinated to the Military Council of the Infantry battalion (61) under the Operation Command Heatquarter (19) based in Ye Township, were fired upon with heavy weapons.
There was information that around 100 military council soldiers subordinated to the Infantry battalion (61) under the Operation command Heatquarter (19) based in Ye Township, were going to be sent to Lat Khat Taung and Kawkareik on 2, September at around 8:45 a.m. and thus due to this reason, there was a fight between both sides resulting three casualties including a captain and 31 injured known by a commander Saw Dar.
“We got the news that these guys are in a position to send them to Lat Khat Taung and Lawkareik and thus they had gathered about 100 people. We joined forces with the Mon youth groups based here in the morning. We waited for them to come down and the roads they could go in and out. Then we shot them with 81 guns from this side. We fired at the right time and in line. Because of that situation, they were injured a lot,” he said.
He added that food for the Military Council Army in Ye Township the groups transporting weapons are mainly using waterways.
“The support troops of the Military Council also rarely travel on the Union Road, so they only use the waterway,” he said.
This kind of shooting attack was carried out by Dawna Line and allied groups such as MSRF, Mon State Revolutionary Army, Guerrilla Force YGF, ABSDF Battalion (1) and KNLA Battalion 27 joint forces went to attack.
After the People’s Defense Forces opened fire at the soldiers of the Military Council, the Military Council troops counter attacked with heavy weapons, but there were no casualties from the revolutionary forces.
In addition, last June, July, and August, there were clashes between the Military Council Army and the People’s Defense Forces in the area of No. 8 Road, and at present, they are intensifying their efforts to control the area and control the No. 8 Pyongyang Road in Ye Township, according to KNLA sources, the fighting could happen at any time.
News – Naw Phu Phu
Phar Si Than (People’s Radio Myanmar)