Fighting between the Chin resistance and State Administration Council (SAC) troops persists in Matupi Township, while in Pelewa Township, the regime recently targeted a civilian village where there is no fighting.
On Sunday, Chin National Army and Chinland Defence Forces (CDFs) from Mara, Matupi, and Zophei launched an attack on a SAC camp in Lailengpi, Matupi Township in southern Chin State. In response, the junta retaliated with jet fighters and artillery attacks.
An anonymous officer from Mara CDF reported the groups used a drone at night to attack the camp housing 30 enemy soldiers.
By the next morning, a SAC plane dropped three bombs in the general area severely damaging a church in the town.
Residents had already fled before an anticipated ground assault. The officer clarified that his troops haven’t engaged in direct combat with the regime soldiers but anticipates an escalation in fighting in the coming days.
On Monday evening in Paletwa Township, seven villagers were wounded when a SAC jet fighter attacked Meezar in southern Chin. The injured are being treated in the remote area with limited medical support.
“An elderly woman who suffered serious injuries is in critical condition,” reported a local man.
The village is only six miles from Tarun Ai, where Arakan Army (AA) attacked a SAC camp for four days.
After breaking an informal ceasefire ten days ago, AA has been targeting regime bases in Paletwa Township and in Rakhine State.
The armed group is also fighting alongside fellow members of Three Brotherhood’s Alliance in northern Shan State where they seized over 150 bases and several towns since launching 1027 Operation on October 27.