At least 800 soldiers have left the army since the coup in Myanmar

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Captain Lin Htet Aung, who left the army in March to oppose the coup, gave details of personnel who left the Burmese army since February 1 in an interview with the Myanmar website. Now.

Claiming to have received reports that at least 800 people have left the military to support anti-coup movements, Aung said, “Three-quarters of those who left have joined the People’s Defense Army, which was established by the civilian government against the coup. Others want to support opponents of the coup without joining an armed group. mentionned.

Aung pointed out that around 100 people who left the army were in the ranks, and pointed out that some of these people gave training in conflict to rebels in provinces under the control of armed ethnic groups.

Aung said the majority of those who left the Burmese Army were members of the Navy and Air Force. “Land forces personnel often work away from their families. if they leave the army. he said.


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The Burmese military took power on February 1, after allegations of fraud were made in the November 8, 2020 elections and political tensions rose in the country.

The military arrested many ruling party officials and leaders, in particular the country’s de facto leader and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency (OHAL) for a year.

857 people died as a result of the intervention of the Burmese army against opponents of the coup.

As large-scale protests continue across the country, the trial of senior government officials in detention continues in military courts.

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