Anti-coup armed group clashes with army in Chin state, Myanmar: 8 dead

Anti-coup armed group clashes with army in Chin state, Myanmar: 8 dead


Speaking to the Myanmar Now news website, a CDF official who did not want to be disclosed said that clashes took place with the Myanmar army on May 2 and 3 in the province’s Hakha city.

Stating that they responded to the attacks of the Myanmar army against civilians, the official said, “They threatened to kill those who participated in the anti-coup protests and tried to torture them.” said.

CDF official said 8 members of the Myanmar army died in the clashes.

The Chinland Defense Force was formed after the February 1 military coup to defend the protesters against the Myanmar army.

80 SOLDIERS FROM MYANMAR AIR FORCE PARTICIPATED IN PROTESTS

On the other hand, it has been learned that approximately 80 personnel from the Myanmar Air Force have taken the side of the protesters, opposing the orders of the military administration, since the military coup.

Sergeant Aung Zay Ya, who worked at the Yangon District Command and participated in civil disobedience actions after the military coup, stated that he reached the list of soldiers supporting the protesters.

Noting that the names of 80 soldiers were on the list, Ya argued that the unrest in the air force against the military administration was increasing.

Ya emphasized that he was against the military’s opposition to politics from the beginning and said, “I just want to do my job. If we are soldiers, we should not do anything other than military service. That’s why I participated in the civil disobedience action.” said.

MILITARY COUP IN MYANMAR

The Myanmar army seized the administration on February 1, after the allegations of fraud in the November 8, 2020 elections and the rise of political tension in the country.

The army detained many officials and ruling party leaders, including the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Çii, and declared a state of emergency for a year.

769 civilians have died so far as a result of the armed intervention of the Myanmar army against the anti-coup protesters.

While large-scale demonstrations continue in the country, high-ranking government officials in custody continue to be tried in a military court.


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