SAGAING DIVISION- It has been reported that on August 6 morning , junta infantry column providing security for junta provisions vessels in Chindwin river were attacked in Yinmarbin Township.
The People Defence Force (PDF) attacked around 100 of junta infantry column between Thanbo village and Pantainpyin village around 10 a.m. On that evening, junta forces fired heavy weapons into those villages.
A PDF comrade said the junta side might have suffered a lot of casualties in the morning so they fired heavy weapons at the civilians fleeing. About five or six locals were injured and one passed away.
Those junta vessels were at the port in Yinmarbin since end of July and two junta infantry column invaded the villages near the river bank, causing locals from Sonechaung, Kyaukmaw, Thanbo, Saythu and Pantainpyin village to flee to safe places.
Dragon Brother Task Force (DBTF) warned the public motor boats not to travel in Chindwin river while junta vessels were at Yinmarbin port.
Those junta provisions vessels came from Pakokku Township along Ayeyarwaddy river into Chindwin river in mid-July and reached Yinmarbin.
If the junta forces travel upwards along Chindwin river, they will arrive at Kani, Minkin and Kalaywa Townships. Hence, Yinmarbin PDF warned defence forces and locals to be cautious.