KARENNI STATE – KNDF (Karenni Nationalities Defence Force) Battalion 4 reported on August 13 that Comrade Win Maung alias Simonel of the KNDF Battalion 4 fell during the encounter between the junta council and the joint Defense Forces in Kadala Village, Hpruso Township, Karenni State and a funeral was held.
He was killed during the encounter on August 9. Comrade Simonel joined the service as a private on June 27, 2021, and fell after more than two years of service. Comrade Simonel was 19 years old at the time of his passing.
Since August 2, a battle has been going on between the junta council army and the joint Defence Forces on the nearby ridges along the Demoso-Hpruso Union Road. The details of the fighting have not yet been released by the revolutionary forces.
A soldier of KNDF Battalion 6 also fell in battle in Karenni on August 2. Currently, there are still clashes between the junta council and the revolutionary forces in every townships of Karenni State.