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At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between rebels and the army in Myanmar

International Desk /

At least 30 members of the military have been killed in clashes with rebel groups in Myanmar. The incident took place in the Sagaing region of the country. The Indian news agency ANI reported this information in a report on Wednesday (October 13).

According to Radio Free Asia, citing members of the People’s Defense Force (PDF), a group of anti-military fighters in Myanmar, the resistance began after the military launched an offensive in the Sagaing area on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, 20 kilometers southwest of Mandalay. Thirty Burmese soldiers were killed in the clashes.

A PDF spokesman said a convoy of Myanmar’s military forces had been hit by a landmine outside the city during the clashes on Monday morning. At least 30 government soldiers, including a commander, were killed.

“We have been waiting for that convoy of Myanmar’s military since Sunday,” he said. Because a senior commander of the government forces (to conduct the operation) said to come here.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since Aung San Suu Kyi overthrew the elected government in a military coup in February this year. The incident sparked a mass uprising in the country, and the Burmese military tried to suppress it by force of arms.

The military overthrew the elected government of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup on February 1 this year. Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing led the bloodless coup. Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the NLD, are currently under house arrest.

According to the watchdog Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (APP), at least 1167 people have been killed and more than 7,200 have been imprisoned in the country since the military coup took power.

Clashes between rebel groups and Myanmar’s military have also escalated in recent months. According to the APP, there were 132 clashes between the two sides in September alone.

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