TANINTHARYI DIVISION – Dawei District Battalion 1 issued a notice on January 20 to inform that a junta subordinate Pyu Saw Htee militia leader from Zardi Village in Kanpauk Region, Yebyu Township, Dawei District was eliminated by the joint defence forces.
They stated that the Pyu Saw Htee leader under the enemy was attacked and killed on the spot after a short shootout at around 11:50 a.m. on January 16.
One 3.80 pistol, 20 bullets and a pair of handcuffs provided by the junta council as well as a motorcycle and some items were said to have been seized from the body of the Pyu Saw Htee leader.
The attack was carried out by People’s Defence Force (PDF) Dawei District Battalion 1 and Zinyaw Force (Yebyu People’s Defence Team).
Dawei District Battalion 1 also mentioned that they will welcome the soldiers, police and Pyu Saw Htee militia under the junta council, who wish to surrender and enter the legal fold to desert the fascist army losing in all fronts and for the future of their families, with rewards and guaranteed safety.