September 27, 2023
In Karen State, according to the statement of the Galone column, the military council troops stationed in the villages of Kyondoe Township were attacked by the local revolutionary forces.
The Military Council troops stationed in Taung Kyar Inn village were bombed with drones from the beginning of September 20th, and on September 22nd, when the tactical commander of the Infantry Regiment (230th) came to inspect, they bombed again with drones, and a ground battle took place.
The military council army and the local revolutionary forces clashed on both sides from September 1st to 25th, and drone bombings resulted in, 38 troops of the Military Council being killed and 21 being injured according to an official from the Garuda column.
“As for the number of deaths, it was only from that drone. On the first day, it’s about 6 casualties. Ground battles, drones, and Fixed Wings as well, it’s not just only drones that are dead, there are more than 20 dead,” he said.
In addition, he added that currently, the military council troops are stationed inside the monastery in Taung Kyar Inn village, and although there is no ground fighting now, there are drone bombings on the places where the military council is stationed.
“As for the ground battle, there is no exact date. The battle has been going on since September 25th, the roads are still closed, and the villagers on the other side have avoided as much as they should have. As for the ground battle, it happened yesterday and today, and for a total of two days, and the ground battle is no longer happening now. But the drone mission is still happening,” he said.
A local man also said, “Today, it’s calm and quiet. A lot of people are fleeing, and until now, no sound was heard.”
Additionally, a 30-year-old man from Naung Talar village was killed due to the firing of heavy weapons by the military council army last September 23.
Regions in Karen State such as Myawaddy, Kawkareik, Kyondoe, Kyar Inn Seik Gyi, Than Daung and Hpapun townships, there are clashes between the two sides, and around 1,000 villages in the nearby villages of Naung Tala and Taung Kyar Inn villages have to flee in forests and rubber plantations, according to the locals.
News – Naw Phu Phu
Phar Si Than (People’s Radio Myanmar)