KAREN STATE – While the flooding of Thaungyin River has led to deluge in Myawaddy Township and heavy rainfall continues, battles also remain intense between the junta council troops and KNLA and PDF forces, according to locals.
Since August 7 morning, there have been battles near Letkhat Mountain in Myawaddy Township with mainly the junta council launching offensives while shelling as the sound of heavy artillery thunders through the rain.
“They have been shelling since early morning. The people are just suffering from the heavy rain, the floods and the battle and shelling. It’s happening near Letkhat Mountain. Yesterday evening (August 6), the junta troops in Myawaddy Township fired heavy artillery into all four directions,” said a Myawaddy resident.
It is said that the junta council is sparing no efforts to reclaim the strategically important Letkhat Mountain after KNLA and PDF forces captured it in late July.
The junta shelling on August 6 is reported to have seriously injured several civilians including a child from the No. 3 Veterans ward in Myawaddy.