Myanmar’s junta suffered further losses, with one more town and several military bases falling to People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in the past three days, a report in the news outlet The Irrawaddy said. The clashes resulted in casualties on both sides, though some military casualties remain unverified.

Here are the significant attacks reported by PDFs and EAOs, as collected by The Irrawaddy:

Ethnic rebel army seizes town in Rakhine State
The ethnic Arakan Army claimed complete control over the remaining headquarters of junta’s Light Infantry Battalions 536, 537, and 538 outside Rathedaung town in Rakhine State on Sunday afternoon after two weeks of intense clashes. The junta attempted to defend these strongholds but faced heavy bombardments during the clashes. Around 200 soldiers fled on military vessels during the seizure.

Seven junta bases seized in Kachin State
The ethnic Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and allied resistance groups captured seven junta frontline bases in Momauk Township, Kachin State after nine hours of simultaneous attacks on Sunday. Since 7 March, the KIA has been conducting an offensive against regime targets in various areas, including Bhamo and Myitkyina, resulting in the seizure of around 30 positions, including strategic bases near Laiza town on the China border where the KIA’s HQ is based.

Junta forces killed in Bago
The Red Scarf Column on Saturday attacked regime forces in Yedashe Township, Bago Region, resulting in the deaths of two junta soldiers. Additionally, the Red Scarf Column and other resistance groups launched an attack on regime forces stationed at a ferry crossing on the Sittaung River in Swar town, killing two more soldiers and injuring others.

Clashes in Sagaing
At least six regime forces were killed and five injured in Kale Township, Sagaing Region on Saturday when several resistance groups attacked regime forces stationed in the villages of Aung Myin Thar and Kyaung Tike, the office of PDF Military Region 1 said.

The PDF groups managed to defeat the regime forces in Kyaung Tike Village, forcing all junta soldiers and pro-junta Pyu Saw Htee militia to flee to other villages.

During the clash, the junta used an Mi-35 helicopter gunship to attack resistance groups in Kyaung Tike Village, killing two PDF fighters. During the raids, the PDF groups seized 17 weapons and ammunition from the regime forces.

On the same day, resistance groups also ambushed a military unit of 130 troops heading to Kan Tharyar Village in Kale Township, sparking an intense clash. Regime forces also responded with drone strikes.

The regime forces left the bodies of an army captain and a lance corporal at the clash site. The PDF forces seized two weapons and ammunition from the killed soldiers.

Bombardment of junta’s General Administration Office in Sagaing
Ye-U PDF, which forms Shwebo District PDF Battalion 14 of the civilian National Unity Government (NUG), used two makeshift drones to drop four bombs on regime forces stationed at the township General Administration Department office in the town of Ye-U in Sagaing Region on Sunday.

Troops of Ye-U PDF during an anti-regime drone strike mission in Ye U Township, Sagaing Region. / Ye-U PDF

Some regime forces were injured in the attack, prompting a random response from junta troops.

MTNews Desk

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