At least 25 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and anti-junta forces in Myanmar. The anti-government protesters claimed that 65 army members had been killed in three days in the Sagaing area.
Meanwhile, the country’s military continues to crack down on dissidents. They have demolished the city of Thantlang in China province. Hundreds of houses have been burnt down.
Unrest has been raging across the country since the military coup in Myanmar on February 1. The military government is demolishing one village after another to resist the anti-junta.
Last but not least, the army carried out a massive crackdown in the western Chinese city of Thantlong. Massive clashes with anti-junta militants have been reported in the area. Apart from setting fire to the houses, the army members also destroyed various installations with shells.
The United Nations children’s agency, Save the Children, said the city had suffered heavy casualties in the attack. Their office was also destroyed. Locals have started fleeing their homes due to the army attack.
Meanwhile, more than 10,000 people have fled their homes in the last month alone.
Fierce fighting continues with the army in the Sagaing area. Last Thursday, at least 25 army members were killed in clashes with civilian resistance groups.
One of them is also a major. The local resistance claimed that more than 75 army members had been killed in the area in three days.
The People’s Defense Force (PDF) claimed that troops from the town of Kaolin arrived on Thursday morning and tried to take control, but were repulsed.
They are also said to be in control of the entire region at present. Anti-apartheid groups have been building up resistance in the region since the military coup in Myanmar. Earlier in July, 44 soldiers were killed in clashes with resistance forces while trying to take control of the area.