Kawkayeik, June (25)

More than 400 fights broke out between the junta army and the KNLA/KNDO in the territory held by the Karen National Union (KNU) in May alone, according to the release of KNLA headquarters.

In May, the military regime was engaged in 439 battles with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Karen National Defence Organization (KNDO), both of which are under the KNU, said the statement.

The KNLA added that 340 regime forces were killed and 284 were injured in the clashes.

The allied forces of KNU lost seven lives for the country, and 24 people were injured, among them were comrades of the People’s Defense Forces, according to the statement.

In April, 406 junta troops were reportedly killed and 320 injured in 383 skirmishes between the military regime and KNLA/KNDO in KNU-controlled territories.

Over 600,000 civilians have fled the fighting and junta shelling in the KNU-held areas, and the displaced people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, according to the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG).

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: KNU

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