Magway,9 November

Security has become tighter in Minbu District, Magway Region, as the  military has gradually lost its camps and township  to the revolutionary forces, residents told Than Lwin Times.

At present,  barriers of the military along the Pathein-Monywa road in Minbu district and the strict inspections have caused troubles to vendors and residents  in traveling.

” The junta has deployed its forces along the Pathein-Monywa road as they were informed that the revolution forces are going to attack their outpost. They check and beat people who  they suspect. They also point the people with guns” said a local who lives near the Pathein-Monywa road in Pwint Phyu Township.

Junta soldiers had tightened inspections in Pwint Phyu, Sin Lin and Min Bu townships since before the 1000 days of coup d’état, he added.

The residents are worrying that junta soldiers will conduct inspections from around 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., as well as check people’s mobile phones and shooting guns at midnight in township.

“The local situation seems to be stable. The military forces are increasing inspection due to their fear.  Earlier, there were only four or five junta soldiers at checkpoints.  Then, Pyusawhtee members were deployed there. As the military lost their camps in North Shan State, Sagaing and Magway region,  their fear has increased and threatened to the people” a member of the People’s Defense Forces told Than Lwin Times.

He urged the public to inform the relevant battalions about  military’s beatings, inspection and their   activities.

The military junta is reinforcing the bases in Salin, Sedoktara and Pwint phyu townships in Minbu District, and is also patrolling towards Kinponchone in Salin Township.

The fighting has intensified in Gangaw and Pakokku District. A police station in Min village  has been captured by the defense forces, while the Taungkhayan police station has been abandoned by the junta.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – CJ

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