Belin, May (18)

Six clashes broke out in two days between regime troops and the combined force of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) near Ah Suu Chaung and Nat Gyi villages in Mon State’s Belin Township, killing 20 junta soldiers and injuring many more, the KNU Brigade 1 in Thaton District told Than Lwin Times.

On May 15, nearly 100 military forces marched down to Maewaing village in Belin, and were ambushed two times near Ah Suu Chaung village, and on May 16, four more battles took place.

In April, the regime troops continuously fired artillery shells into the villages in KNU Brigade 1 in Belin, forcing more than 7,000 residents to flee.

The KNLA reopened the route after the rains, letting the soldiers reach their base camp after being trapped during the combat. And the KNLA also assaulted the camp with drones, but no damage was reported, said the chairman of KNU Brigade 1.

The military council had not come to pick up the bodies of their members at the time of reporting, and the injured are being treated at the Nat Gyi camp.

Trapped in Nat Gyi camp, the soldiers are preparing to return to Belin Township, but KNLA joint forces have blocked the road, so there is a possibility of further fighting.

The residents of three surrounding villages, including Ah Suu Chaung village, have fled the fighting to safe places and are in need of humanitarian aid.

News – Than Lwin Times

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