A video released by Freedom Rangers Tamu (FRT) showed a military detachment being ambushed by resistance forces triggering land mines in Tamu Township, Sagaing Region on Monday afternoon
TFM Moreh Correspondent
As many as 20 junta soldiers were reportedly killed in a gunfight between resistance forces and Myanmar military council units in Tamu Township, Sagaing Region on Monday.
A video released by Freedom Rangers Tamu (FRT) showed a military detachment being ambushed by resistance forces triggering land mines in Tamu Township, Sagaing Region on Monday afternoon. The junta troops were heading to Kale Township after torching houses in Tamu, said the Irrawaddy Report in a Facebook Post. 20 junta soldiers were killed in the ambush, it added.
FRT claimed that junta soldiers were killed when a mine was pulled on a military council unit that burned a public house in Tamu September 26 2022. FRT and allied groups attacked the military council troops, who set fire to a local house and left on foot towards children at the entrance of Tamu city, it added.
“This afternoon, they launched a mine attack with four pedal mines in between the palm trees and Manmao, and they were able to split the column in the middle and a large number of military dogs became fertile,” it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a total of 567 Myanmar civil society organizations (CSOs) based at home and abroad have urged ethnic armed organizations (EAOS) not to attend the junta’s sham peace talks, said a report.
The call came a day after representatives of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army-North (SSPP/SSA-N) attended the second round of so-called peace talks on Sunday with junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, said the Irrawaddy Report.