SAGAING DIVISION – According to a local resident, the alliance of revolutionary forces attacked a junta council’s military camp in Taungin Village, Mawlaik Township, Sagaing Division. During the attack, they managed to capture two junta soldiers, including a captain.
It was known that the revolutionary forces attacked the military camp in Taungin Village where a combination of 70 junta council troops and Pyu Saw Htee militias were stationed from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on June 30. The combination of the junta soldiers and Pyu Saw Htee militants were hit hard and a junta helicopter conducted aerial bombardments onto the nearby villages including Taungin Village and Thamantaw Village to support its troops.
“It was known that a three-star officer (captain) and one of another rank were captured alive. Three or four houses were burnt down as the Revolutionary Forces had to attack where the junta council troops were stationed. It is for certain that Mr. Moe Lwin’s house was burnt down to ashes as it was also affected by the junta council’s heavy weapons from Nyaung Thapyay. It was a civilian house and the brutal junta troops and Pyu militants were stationed in that house. There was a basement in that house. The three-star officer and another soldier were captured alive as they were hiding in the basement,” said a resident.
The fascist junta troops were stationed in the houses of Mr. Aung Tun, Mr. Win Nyo, Mr. Moe Lwin, Mr. Than Win, Mr. Lin Bo and Mr. Win Zaw in Taungin Village. Mr. Moe Lwin’s house is a three-story building and they hid in the basement of that house. The junta council troops stationed in Taungin Village are from light infantry battalions 394 and 365 that have set down bases in Mawlaik Township. Among the over 70 troops, only around 15 of them are said to be junta soldiers while the remaining 60 are Pyu militants.
A Mawlaik local mentioned, “I think the junta servants were hit hard. If not, they don’t use aerial support. Their helicopter fired onto Taungin Village and Thamantaw Village while circling the area around 5 or 6 tines. There are only 10 or 15 junta troops stationed in Taungin Village. The number of Pyu militants outnumber the junta troops. Pyu Saw Htee militants are from Kintat Village Tract and Ozy Kone Sakarkone Tracts. The number of casualties from both sides are not yet known. The number of the casualties due to the aerial bombardments are not yet known either. It was known that the junta troops retreated from Taungin Village. But I can’t say for sure.”