Ye, 25 October
Fighting may escalate as regime troops have advanced towards Mon State’s Ye, where martial law has been declared, according to the resistance forces.
After suffering heavy casualties, the regime forces split into three columns and invaded Wae Paung and Kyon Laung villages in Ye on October 22.
Therefore, a clash broke out between the junta army and the joint forces of Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and revolutionary forces near Ah Pyin Sakhangyi village around 11 a.m.
The battle claimed four junta soldiers, according to the statement of the Office of the Deputy Regional Commander of the 3rd Division of Southern Regional Command.
The fighting has not yet resumed as of October 24, but the army continues to move ahead, so the fighting may intensify, Ko Yan Naing, the operational commander of the Daw Na column told Than Lwin Times.
The revolutionary forces warned individuals to flee to safety and abide by the instructions at a time when tension was high between the two sides.
Residents from the whole village of Kyon Laung have fled military invasions and fighting, with the majority seeking shelter in the territory controlled by the New Mon State Party (NMSP).
According to the Daw Na column, a combat near Ye Bridge Gate and Kyon Laung village on October 20 killed over 40 soldiers and seized a substantial amount of ammunition.
According to the statement, the attack was carried out by the Daw Na column and allied forces based in Ye Township, such as the Ye Guerrilla Force (YGF), the Mon State Revolutionary Force (MSRF), and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF)-Battalion 1.
News-Than Lwin Times
Photo- Daw Na column