Kawthoolei, 19 November
Following the declaration of a major offensive, the KNU has already launched the occupation of the military council’s battalions and outposts on its territory, according to locals and ground sources.
Therefore, the junta army has resorted to airstrikes to fight back resistance forces.
On November 17, the Bamar People’s Liberation Army (BPLA) reported that the joint forces of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) captured Light Infantry Battalion 351.
According to locals, fierce fighting erupted between regime forces and the KNLA on the Taungoo-Thandaug road in KNU Brigade 2 of Taungoo District, while the junta army’s helicopter strafed the area, killing two civilians and forcing many people to flee.
When there was no confrontation, the junta army launched an aerial assault on Myaynigon village, near KNU’s Win Yay administrative office, injuring a civilian.
Fighting has been going on in Chaunghnakhwa village of Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw Township, with the junta conducting air strikes and artillery shelling, according to locals.
Meanwhile, a local was injured by the explosion in Chaunghnakhwa village on 17 November, said rescue teams.
On November 17, the KNU’s Standing Committee of Kawkayeik Township issued a warning to those participating in military council’s administrative processes in Wawlay, Sukali, Kyaikdon, and Kawkayeik townships in KNU Brigade 6 of Dooplaya District to leave the towns as soon as possible within one week, and if they fail to do so, they will not be held responsible for any subsequent problems.
The Karen revolutionary forces frequently attacked junta bases in those townships, causing fierce battles.
News – Than Lwin Times