KARENNI STATE – A resident told today, May 27th that the junta’s soldiers in Loikaw only dare to patrol if they have many in strength and are heavily armed.
The inspection is very strict and whenever the junta’s soldiers patrol, they only dare to go if there’s a strength of about 30 and well equipped.
“Patrolling is normal, but they don’t go out in 4 or 5 as in the past. They are full in the white car(maybe armor vehicle) so maybe 30 in strength. Sometimes it’s about the whole company in it. Also well equipped. Inspection is very strict also. They can control only this city ” he added.
Another resident said that on the road leading from Phaya Phyu to Demoso, the gate was settled up and the cars going towards Demoso were mainly checked.
“Should I say this leading to the exit way of Loikaw? There is the village of Htay Hta Hlyar. The inspection gate was placed near the entrance of the village. How to say It’s the road from Phaya Phyu to Demoso. There is only one way. There, they are mainly checking the cars going towards Di Mosso. Because terrorist soldiers cut off food for the people who were fleeing the war? They are mainly checking this.” he added.
Even though the gate was settled the military council did not dare to live in the camp but said that they placed their men in the morning and returned back in the evening.
A Loikaw PDF said that “Despite the fighting in Loikaw township for the past few days, it is calm today but the military activities of the military council are being monitored and getting ready, so the battle could break out at any time.”