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The Chin Brotherhoods Alliance is attacking the regime’s forces in Tedim during a joint operation. An information officer from the People’s Defense Force – Zoland said they have already captured a junta camp and taken nine soldiers prisoner a few days ago, which gave them control of a strategic road and allowed civilians to flee the town in Chin State. “As our troops attacked their military camp, they launched airstrikes and these airstrikes and artillery strikes have continued.” Since May 16, the Military Council flew 20 airstrikes against them in Tedim Township. In the town, they captured weapons, ammo and…

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A coalition of resistance Chin groups captured 40 prisoners of war (POWs) from Tonzang in northern Chin State when they seized the town from the military regime during the first joint operation under the recently formed Chinland Government. Salai Htet Ni, spokesperson of Chin National Front/Chin National Army (CNF/CNA), said they also acquired millions of kyat and 100 assault rifles from the Burma army and Zomi Revolutionary Army (Eastern Command). “There are no more Burma army soldiers present in Tonzang.” At least fourteen resistance groups started attacking the regime’s camps in Tonzang Township on May 15, and captured Cikha and…

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Fighting in Tonzang Township has displaced over 10,000 civilians, with 40 houses damaged mainly from excessive air bombardments by Military Council jet fighters starting on May 11, according to the People’s Administration, which is resisting the regime in the township. Jet fighters conducted at least 40 airstrikes before and after the Chin resistance attacked and captured the regime’s bases in Tonzang and Cikha towns. At least 30 houses in Hkaw Wong Lay Hsan Ward in Tonzang were bombed, with airstrikes destroying a church and 10 homes in Lungtak and Fai Tu villages. “Up to 90 percent of the population of…

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Two women and three men are dead after a regime aircraft flew three airstrikes on a village in Paletwa Township in southern Chin State. “The jet fighter bombed the market in Tarawaing when it was busy with people,” said an ethnic Khumi youth. No fighting was reported at the time of the attack, which occurred at about 4 pm on May 21. Eleven people were injured and a house and shop were destroyed in the market located on the upper section of the village along the banks of the Kalandan River. The deceased individuals are U Maung Thein Naing (32),…

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The Chin resistance group has taken control of both Cikha and Tonzang towns in Tonzang Township, northern Chin State. Salai Htet Ni, the spokesperson of the Chin National Front/Chin National Army, said they and other resistance forces used drones to bomb the regime’s camp in Cikha. When the Chin soldiers arrived in the town on the morning of May 19, they discovered the enemy had already deserted their position. “We heard their soldiers retreated to the army camp in Tonzang,” he explained, which they also bombed with drones. But when they arrived in the second town, they also discovered that…

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The Chin National Army and its allies, operating under the Chinland Government, have launched assaults on the regime’s Infantry Battalion 269 base in Tonzang, situated in northern Chin State near the Indian border. Salai Htet Ni, spokesperson for the CNA’s political wing, the Chin National Front and CNA, emphasized that their actions do not target the Zomi Revolution Army – Eastern Command, which has sided with the military regime. “This is a concerted offensive operation involving the Chin National Army and other Chinland Defense Forces, and we urge the people to lend their support,” he told Khonumthung News. Following their…

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The Matupi Chinland Defence Force (CDF) Brigade 2 has agreed to cooperate with Chinland Council during an unanimous decision by representatives at its most recent conference in Matupi Township. The Chin armed group that’s fighting against the military regime in southern Chin State released a statement on May 14, a month after the conference, pledging its support for the council. Last February, during Matupi CDF’s third conference, Brigade 1 stood behind the Chinland Council and the Chinland Government, however Brigade 2 put their weight behind the Interim Chin National Consultative Council and the Chin Brotherhoods Alliance. This resulted in the…

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Attacks on villages and towns by regime airstrikes, shelling, and patrolling junta soldiers have displaced over 10,000 civilians in Kanpetlet Township since the coup over three years ago. During this time, they have survived with inadequate aid, often going hungry or sleeping in poor shelters while fearing for their lives. Eleven civilians have been killed in the township by air attacks and twenty-eight soldiers from the Kanpetlet Chinland Defence Force, which recently celebrated its third anniversary, have laid down their lives for the revolution. Five thousand people are staying in Hsaw Township, three thousand are hiding in Kyatwee, and about…

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Thousands fled for their lives as the regime conducted airstrikes that destroyed five homes and two Churches in a northern Chin State village. Chin Human Rights Organisation spokesperson Salai Mang Hare Lian said the army attacked Lungtak in Tonzang Township twice on the evening of May 11. Residents of the village and four others sought safety in other areas. He couldn’t confirm if there were any civilian casualties during the attack. The bombardment came at the same time as rumours spread that the Chin National Army (CNA) was clashing with the Zomi Revolutionary Army – Eastern Command (ZRZ-EC) in the…

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Four children are dead and one was seriously injured after one of the youngsters accidentally stepped on a concealed landmine in Paletwa Township in southern Chin State. The accident happened in a field near a river outside of Hka Wel, where the children used to play, said the secretary of Interim Khumi Affairs Consultative Council. He said the four children were instantly killed by the blast at 11 am on May 9. The man said that regime troops used to control the area but now the Arakan Army (AA) has taken over. “The landmine incident happened just outside of a…

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