Yangon – Amidst the deteriorating security situation in Karen State due to a renewed assault against civilians in Lay Kay Kaw areas by Myanmar’s Junta forces, the assault vs raid of Myanmar’s junta in Lay Kay Kaw area has resulted in heavy fighting between Myanmar’s junta forces and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) has been raging since 15 December.
As Myanmar’s junta is conducting heavy ground and air operations against Karen National Union’s controlled area targeting People Defense Forces and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), in response, has given all seven brigades a green light to fire in Karen State, according to two senior KNLA military officials.
The KNU and KNLA top leaders recently held a meeting to discuss issues and issues to be discussed at the next congress. A KNLA official who attended the meeting said the issue of non-combat was also discussed. “Fighting has been planned at a standing committee meeting and will be discussed in Congress,” said a KNLA brigade leader who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Another KNLA top official confirmed that all seven brigades have been ordered to fire. Now people in Phlu Kyi and Phlu Lay under the KNU’s brigade 6 are told to flee the area, a KNLA source said.
This is written with the permission of Salween Press.