January 29, 2024
BANGKOK – A top official from the Karenni Army alleged on Sunday that the Myanmar military has stepped up artillery fire and air raids on Kayah state and razed the capital Loikaw.
The source added that many residents’ homes were set ablaze, and many were killed or injured.
The source added that forces from the Karenni Army, the People’s Defence Forces and the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force had tried to put out the fire, but failed because they did not have fire engines.
However, the source said, that Karenni troops ambushed a Myanmar military battalion at a town across the border from Mae Hong Son.