SAGAING DIVISION – An official from the Student Armed Force (SAF) told the media that there was a fight between Ywarthar and Kyetyoekone Villages in Butalin Township last Friday (July 28), and four junta soldiers were reportedly killed.
The Joint People’s Defence Forces ambushed a hundred-strong military column that has been wandering around Butalin Township, torturing civilians and destroying and stealing civilian property. The ambush attack reportedly resulted in the death of four junta soldiers, including a second lieutenant officer, and injuries of many others.
“It was a close fire-fight, so only lasted around 10 to 15 minutes. That military column is still moving around Butalin Township. We only found out that four soldiers, including a second lieutenant, are dead and many others wounded,” stated the official of SAF.
The attack was carried out by the Student Armed Force, Anonymous Hero (Local PDF), and other local defence forces. The Defence Forces members were said to be able to withdraw safely after the attack.