clashes between the army and opponents kill 25 people

clashes between the army and opponents kill 25 people
clashes between the army and opponents kill 25 people

Since the military coup that overthrew civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the country has been plagued by unrest that has resulted in the deaths of 890 people, according to a local NGO.

Twenty-five fighters and civilians opposed to the junta have been killed in clashes with the army in central Burma, villagers reported on Sunday (July 4th) as more residents take up arms against the junta. regime after the putsch of February 1. Since the military coup that overthrew civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the country has been plagued by unrest that has resulted in the deaths of 890 people, according to a local NGO.

In some areas, civilians have organized themselves into “advocacy groups” to fight against the junta, most often using hunting rifles or homemade weapons. In particular, the region around Saigaing, in the center, is experiencing an increase in clashes between these groups and the military. On Friday, fighting broke out in Depayin Township. According to residents interviewed by AFP, soldiers arriving in trucks opened fire on a village near the jungle in an attempt to dislodge members of the local defense group.

 
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