Pro-democracy militias in Myanmar have claimed control over new territory, marking a significant advance following their northern offensive. These militias have escalated their assaults on security forces across various regions in the country.
Ethnic minority rebels engaged in combat against Myanmar’s military junta announced the capture of a crucial trading post situated on the northern border. This area is adjacent to where China’s military was conducting exercises aimed at enhancing combat readiness and emergency response capabilities.
The ongoing conflict between Myanmar’s ruling military and a coalition of ethnic minority insurgents has resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of individuals in the border region, as reported by the United Nations. Beijing has expressed growing concerns about the instability in the area and the potential influx of refugees.