MON STATE – It was reported that there had been at least eight clashes between the junta forces and the Alawaka Column of PDF Battalion 3 in Thaton District (within Karen National Union-KNU Brigade 1 Terrority) and causalities were reported on both sides.
Eight firefights (including ambush attacks and battle seizing a junta outpost) took place in the past three months (March to May 2023) and at least 50 junta soldiers were killed in the fight, stated the Alawaka Column.
This data could not be verified independently since the junta regime never announces the causalities on their side.
It was also reported that six People’s Defence Force (PDF) members were wounded and one member had fallen in those battles. Currently, the Alawaka Column is conducting military missions within the KNU Brigade 1 Territory.