MAGWAY DIVISION – According to the local defence forces, after the People’s Defence Forces launched an attack on a village in Pauk Township that is also a base of junta-backed terrorist Pyu Saw Htee militia, the military council conducted airstrikes and shelled the area around the village.
On Tuesday (July 11) morning, it was reported that the joint People’s Defence Forces attacked Ywarthit Village at around 5:00 a.m.
Ywarthit Village has been deployed by the junta forces for more than a year, and it is said that the village has a total of more than 100 forces and is fully equipped with weapons and ammunition because it has joined forces with Pyu Saw Htee militants from the village of Tet Gone next to Ywarthit Village.
“I don’t know if there was an information leak. The junta army increased its strength. We pretended to retreat and then attacked. The casualties are not yet known. Two soldiers from our side were injured but there is no need to worry,” said a PDF soldier who participated in the battle.
After this attack, at around 8 o’clock in the morning, the junta forces came and attacked in a helicopter.
It is reported that the air strike was carried out in the direction of Chaung Na Village near Ywarthit Village, and the nearby forests. The entire Chaung Na Village was burnt down by the Pyu Saw Htee criminals last year and the villagers have deserted the village since.
“The airstrikes hit areas where they thought we would be. There were no casualties on our side,” said a defence force soldier.
There are many Pyu Saw Htee villages supported by the junta regime in Pauk Township, and it is also a township that is often the scene of fighting in Magway Division.