January (18) 2024, KNU-HQ.
KNU - Karen National Union, in Kawthoolei-administered areas, there was a total number of 4,623 clashes; between the military junta forces who agressively encroached and based their military posts in our territories, and the revolutionary joint forces under the leadership of the Karen National Liberation Army (K.N.L.A) and the Karen National Defense Force (K.N.D.O) took place in 2023.
During the 4,623 clashes, a total of 5,005 military junta soldiers including the officers and sergeants were eliminated, and another 3,345 military junta soldiers were injured. On the side of revolutionary joint forces under the leadership of the Karen National Liberation Army (K.N.L.A) and the Karen National Defense Force (K.N.D.O), 154 soldiers sacrificed their lives for their beloved country and people, and another 597 soldiers were injured.
The military junta forces who were defeated from every side, vindictively and indiscriminately targeted our civilians as the enemies by opeinging fire on them with both heavy weapons and artilleries. At the same time, due to the daily increase in airstrikes and various terrorist acts from military junta forces,there has been 751,669 civilians who fled their homes from 2021 to 2023 in Kawthoolei-administered areas.