Myanmar army launches airstrikes on rebels: sparking a civil war in Myanmar.
The civil war has escalated in Myanmar. This time, the military Junta has launched a terrible airstrike in the northwest to punish the rebels. Burmese military fighter jets shelled the rebel strongholds.
According to local news outlet DVB News Portal, government fighter jets attacked the Pinlebu area in the northwestern province of Sagaing.
At the same time, a large army entered the area and attacked the rebel base.
According to the locals, the operation has been carried out since last Saturday. Telephone lines have been cut in several areas. Internet service is also closed.
According to sources, the rebels are retaliating against the attack by government forces. So far, no rebel fighters have been killed in the clashes.
Demonstrations demanding democracy in Myanmar. Democrats are taking to the streets to protest the military coup.
Under the circumstances, Myanmar’s “rebel government” or “national unity government” declared war on the Junta earlier this month.
The rebel government says 25 Burmese soldiers have been killed in clashes in Pinlebu. The rebels seized large quantities of firearms, including rockets and grenades.
On September 7, the Unity Government presented a petition requesting the withdrawal of the weapon against the Junta. They ordered the militia, or People’s Defense Forces, to attack government forces.
This time, the Junta launched an airstrike in response to the attack.
After defeating the opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) returned to power last year.
They won 346 of the 425 seats in the lower house of parliament. However, the Suu Kyi government has distanced itself from the army on several issues, including the Rohingya issue.
The military Junta has also accused the election of manipulation. Then, in February, the army finally took power.
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