Junta steps up military operations to hold elections nationwide

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Yangon, December (8)

The coup military council has stepped up its military operations against the revolutionary forces to hold elections nationwide next year, the People’s Defense Forces told Than Lwin Times.

At the military council’s press conference in Nay Pyi Taw on November 18, General Zaw Min Tun, the head of the press release team, stated that the fight against terrorism would be accelerated because the election would be held in at least as many townships as the previous election.

In Kayah State, where the fighting between the two sides is fierce, the military council has been conducting airstrikes alongside multiple rockets, according to an official of Demoso PDF.

Currently, the military conflict has escalated in the Magway and Sagaing regions, which are strongholds of revolutionary forces, and many local residents’ homes have been burned.

A resident said that in November and early December, regime troops were conducting daily military operations in Shwebo, Ye-U, Khin-U, Debayin, and Taze Townships in Sagaing Region.

The comrade of Myaing-PDF, Magway Province, said they had to be careful not to harm the public because the regime forces launched the offensive in their areas.

The state of emergency will expire on February next year, and the military council is attempting to expel the revolutionary forces under the name of terrorist elimination so that elections can be held within six months.

On December 2, the military leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, said that it is necessary to hold elections across the country at the passing out parade of the 64th intake of Defence Services Academy.

The military regime has been engaging with the People’s Defense Forces, including NCA-signatories and non-NCA signatories across the nation.

According to ISP-Myanmar, a research group, more than 7,800 armed clashes occurred across the country within 22 months of the military coup.

News-Than Lwin Times

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