September 10th, 2021
A combined force of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Karen National Defence Organization (KNDO) captured a base camp of the military council between the KNU Brigade-3 and Brigade-5, according to a statement issued by the Information Department of the Karen National Union (KNU) on September 9th.
According to the KNU’s statement, a combined team of the KNDO Brigade-3 and the KNLA Brigade-5 attacked and seized the military camp in the Kabawtu area between the Brigade-3 and Brigade-5 of the KNU-controlled area.
The KNU did not release the casualties in detail in its statement. The KNU said it would continue to release the information.
After a combined force of the KNLA and the KNDO seized the military camp, the military council’s troops made aerial surveillance near the place where the fighting took place and Palmupalaw village in KNU-Mutraw District.
Due to the military council’s military activities, there were 217 encounters in August—24 in the KNU-Brigade-1 (Duthahtoo District), six in Brigade-2 (Taungoo District), two in Brigade-3 (Nyaunglebin District), 181 in Brigade-5 (Mutraw District) and four in Brigade-7 (Dupalaryar District), according to the KNU’s statement.
On September 7th, Acting President of the National Unity Government (NUG) Duwa Lashi La declared a nationwide revolt against the military council and called on the ethnic armed organizations to firmly control their territories.
Two days after the declaration of nationwide revolt, the KNLA and the KNDO, the armed wings of the KNU attacked and seized the military camp between the Brigade-3 and the Brigade-5.
Since the military coup on February 1st, fighting between the military council’s troops and the People’s Defense Force (PDFs) has been taking place across the country as well as the fighting between the military council and the EAOs in the ethnic areas.
Sent by the NMG.