Myanmar fighters shoot down junta helicopter
The Kaichin Independence Army (KIA) shot down a helicopter of the junta in its offensive in Momauk, Kachin state in Maynmar (formerly Burma) last May 3. The KIA is one of the armed groups of national minorities which oppose the military junta. Helicopters and fighter jets have been used by the junta in the past few weeks to bomb the said area. The spokesperson of the KIA reported that three civilians were killed and nine others were wounded during the bombings, and around five thousand individuals were forced to evacuate.
On April 27, the Karen National Liberation Army attacked and burned a miliary camp in the boundary of Thailand and Myanmar. The raid was conducted after soldiers strafed civilians aboard boats who were crossing the river. In retaliation, the junta deployed fighter jets to bomb the areas.