In Karen State, where the fighting is raging, just this morning, KNU-affiliated groups attacked Kok Krait town on the Asian Highway. Last month, the offices of the military council in Kok Krait were attacked. This time it was more intense. All the offices in the city were attacked at the same time. The police station was raided and the prison was opened, and the political prisoners were released. On the side of the military council, people were injured and killed because of heavy weaponry and aircraft firing. Although the Kok Krait-based army may not capture the 97th Chamber, it may well threaten the Military Council. Myawadi, a border trading town adjacent to Kok Krait, immediately dried up and the military tightened security. Asia Highway is still closed due to fighting.
This battle is a battle to test the military council. This type of city capture battle will soon happen in areas where the revolution is strong. But if we try to keep it in a city in one region, it won’t be convenient. It will be successful only if it can be implemented in a timely manner in every region.