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The Matupi Chinland Defence Force (CDF) killed at least 12 regime soldiers and wounded many of them in an ambush on the Matupi-Paletwa road in southern Chin State, Ko Aaron, the group’s spokesperson, told Khonumthung News. He said they attacked a column of 80 soldiers from Infantry Battalion 304 in three military trucks in Matupi Township that were on their way to Htel Bwi camp from Paletwa town on 20-21 March with troops and supplies. “We clashed with them four times…There were no casualties on our side. There may be more fighting until the column reaches Htel Bwi military camp,”…

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Under the theme of “Institutional Peace: Strengthening Communication to Build Trust”, an international peace NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light(HWPL), holds its 7th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) from March 14th to 19th in 41 countries from Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. With the foundation of “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)” as a tool for comprehensive global peacebuilding cooperation, 7,000 people in the fields of politics, legal profession and religion, education, media, women and youth, will join the event where the participants share the cases of conflict prevention,…

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The Chin National Defence Force (CNDF) stopped a regime column in Falam Township in its tracks during an ambush in northern Chin State on Tuesday, 14 March. “One vehicle is missing and two were totally damaged by the mine attack, but we still do not know how many soldiers we have killed…They can not continue to travel on the road,” said CNDF brigade commander Salai Lian No. He said they planted the landmine field between Ver Loung village and Pine Tree camp. The 30 vehicles that had left Kalay about 10 days ago to bring troops, equipment and food to…

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A number of regime soldiers were killed after the Kanpetlet Chinland Defence Force (CDF) attacked their camp in southern Chin State, according to the resistance group that’s fighting to overthrow the regime. “Our snipers killed five soldiers. We have not counted any other casualties, but there might have been more,” a CDF officer said. He explained that they shot at seven soldiers in one building and none of them left the building, so suspects they were all killed. The group carried out the two attacks on the morning of 11 March after scouting the camp the night before. The regime…

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Hundreds of Chins have been killed since the coup that reverted the country to a dictatorship over two years ago after a reform period lasting three elections. According to a report by the Institute of Chin Affairs (ICA), until early March, at least 380 people were killed during the civil war in Chin State, a stronghold of the resistance, including children and some religious leaders. 164 died in 2021, 195 in 2022 and 24 by 28 February this year. There were 120 civilians killed, including 24 children and 4 pastors, and 230 fighting against the regime. The ICA report points…

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Last week, 30 military vehicles, including armoured ones, were spotted leaving Kalay town for Chin State. Resistance groups claim that the regime soldiers are travelling to Hakha Township. An earlier convoy leaving the Sagaing Region capital on foot arrived at Thaing Ngin Junction, said a Zoland People’s Defence Force officer (PDF). It was joined by a convoy of vehicles carrying about 100 soldiers. With the arrival of fresh soldiers deployed in the state, the PDF expects more fighting. The officer said the two columns were on their way to Falam and Hakha together and the convoy grew larger after they…

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The Chin resistance ambushed a regime column in southern Chin State, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 15, according the groups’ own accounts. The Chin National Army (CNA) and the Paletwa Chinland Defence Force (CDF) attacked the government soldiers twice on 9 March while they were travelling from Lailinpi town to the Htebwi military camp in Matupi Township. A CDF officer reported that the first attack took place at around 11am to noon near the Lerkee Creek between Kein Kang Kon and Sakheher villages and the second clash, which lasted only 10 minutes, 20 minutes later. The resistance fighters…

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The people of Matupi are running out of supplies after the military blocked the main road to the township in southern Chin State several months ago. “It’s really difficult to buy food,” a man from Matupi town said. After the imposition of martial law, the regime blocked the Matupi – Gangaw and Matupi – Mindat roads, cutting off the township, where it is fighting with resistance forces, from central Burma. There is little rice left in the shops and not enough rice is delivered to the town from the villages in the township. The source explained that due to the…

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A 30-year-old woman’s leg was amputated at a hospital after she accidentally stepped on a concealed landmine when she returned home from her farm in Hakha, northern Chin State. Two of her friends who were with her when she detonated the hidden buried explosive devise next to the Khusilobo Victory Monument at 2pm on 1 March were not injured in the blast. Soldiers have planted other landmines around the town and others have accidentally stepped on them. On 19 February, a 60-year-old man lost one of his legs while collecting firewood on the Hakha – Gangaw road in Hakha Township.…

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The military shot dead a man on a motorbike and injured the driver in Kalay town in Sagaing Region on 2 March. An eyewitness said the passenger’s intestines fell out after the bullet pierced his stomach, while the driver was shot in his leg and managed to flee from the soldiers in front of the Irrigation Department in Tawng Zalap Ward. Although it’s not illegal to ride a motorbike in the town where fighting with the local People’s Defence Force is frequent, soldiers sometimes shoot at bikes without provocation. However, it’s unclear why they opened fire in the recent attack.…

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