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August 2022

Episode: KPN 31-08-2022

Kaladan Radio August 31, 2022 379 4


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6,600 clashes occurred throughout the country within 18 months of the Military coup

Since February 1, 2021, when the military seized power, to July 31, 2022, more than 6,600 battles took place throughout Myanmar, ISP – Myanmar, an independent research organization, announced yesterday on August 28.

Among them, Karen State has the most battles with 3993 times. Sagaing region has the second most with 641, and the rest of the battles are in central Burma’s Magway region and the ethnic regions such as Kachin, Kayah and Chin states.

Karen State has the most battles with 3993 times. Sagaing region has the second most with 641, and the rest of the battles are in central Burma’s Magway region and the ethnic regions such as Kachin, Kayah and Chin states.

ISP – Myanmar, an independent research organization

It is not unusual for a large number of clashes in the cities of Karen State, which is controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU), an old and powerful armed group, but the fact that more than 600 clashes broke out in the previously peaceful Sagaing Division of central Myanmar is a special case, political analysts said.

Looking at the current situation, fighting is going on in all parts of Sagaing, and there are fighting in 34 townships out of 37 townships, ISP-Myanmar’s senior research officer Ko Kyaw Chet Aung told.

“The fight is happening all over Sagaing. In some townships, it is once. Twice. There are 37 townships in Sagaing. 34 townships are fighting. Only these – Nang Yun, Lashi and Lahay – three townships remain as it is very far away and isolated. Many local public defense forces appeared in Sagaing. So the conflict became very wide. It means that there are too many fights because there is more resistance.”

“The fight is happening all over Sagaing. In some townships, it is once. Twice. There are 37 townships in Sagaing. 34 townships are fighting. Only these – Nang Yun, Lashi and Lahay – three townships remain as it is very far away and isolated. Many local public defense forces appeared in Sagaing. So the conflict became very wide. It means that there are too many fights because there is more resistance.”

ISP – Myanmar, an independent research organization

Tried to ask General Zaw Min Tun, who was allowed to speak to the military council about this matter, but refused to be able to receive an answer.

Since Sagaing region has many oppressed farmers and almost all of the region is a strong NLD region, resistance to the military dictatorship is rising. Ko Nyagyi, the battalion commander of PDF Battalion – 2 in Pulay Township, told.

“Sagaing is a strategic place. It is a place where both the plains and the mountains live. The NLD won most of the 37 townships in Sagaing. Of course the people don’t like the military dictator. Sagaing is a farmer. As for the oppressed classes, they do not accept this process at all, and they have a lot of knowledge that armed revolution must be achieved, along with political knowledge. That’s why a lot came during the revolution.”

Military analysts have previously told that Sagaing, which has been peaceful without a civil war for a long time, has only one battalion and one division based at the regional military headquarters, so the military council cannot control the entire Sagaing region.

Recently, when the armed resistance in each of Sagaing increased, the ground force, the air force, the Navy. Military analysts and regional defense PDF forces also said that they saw the use of air power to repress and attack.

The National Unity Government (NUG) is the first to liberate Sagaing if the armed resistance against the military dictatorship is successful. Expected to be a free territory.

In Karen State, there have been 3,993 clashes in more than 18 months of the coup, and more than 3,734 clashes have occurred in Phapon Township alone, according to the ISP-Myanmar statement.

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