After an intensive battle between junta forces and districts coalition of People’s Defence Forces (PDFs) in Yinmarpin District, Sagaing Region on December 19th, tens of thousands of local residents welcomed the returning Myauk Yamar People’s Defence Force, on the evening of December 20th.
Junta forces launched attacked Yinmarbin, Salingyi, Pale, and Kani Townships, in the west part of the Chindwin River, by land, river, and air.
Regular clashes have occurred between junta forces and PDFs from the beginning of December.
While battling the junta forces, very few casualties from the PDFs have reported, as they had well-prepared operation tactics.
Local residents in Yinmarbin, Salingyi, Pale, and Kani Townships in the west part of Chindwin River were informed to be alert at all times, as clashes could occur at any time.