Revolutionary forces in Karenni State, which are fighting against regime troops every day, have an urgent need for ammunition, officials of the resistance forces told the Than Lwin Times.
Fierce fighting has continued in Karenni State Demoso, Bawlakhe, around the border of Loikaw, Moebye and Thain-Kayah since early June.
With fierce and prolonged fighting, some battalions have run out of ammo and are waiting for supplies to fight, according to the Karenni resistance forces.
Adjutant General Khu Ri Doo of the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF) urged the people to support them as much as possible because ammunition is in short supply.
“The main requirement for a long-term battle is ammunition. We will seize weapons from the enemy. Please continue to support us,” he said.
According to Karenni resistance fighters, the three-hour battle cost between 300,000 and 400,000 kyat, with around 100 million kyat for the intense fighting.
Revolutionary forces run campaigns and lucky draw programs to obtain guns and ammunition, and that aid is now dwindling.
The KNDF launched a campaign “junta army disappeared after stepping on Karenni land” from August 23 to September 23, but received only 30 percent of the expected supply, which required the deadline of the campaign to be extended.
The two battalions of the Mobye PDF are also running a “point-five machine gun for Mobye” campaign, with only 4.6% of the required assistance still available in two weeks.
According to an official from Mobye PDF, if the bullet campaign meets expectations, they may launch a major war.
He added that a point-five gunship that can be used for air and ground operations can cost 5,000 lakhs.
On the other hand, the armed resistance forces are having trouble buying weapons and ammunition while the dollar and baht are strong.
According to the Revolutionary Forces, the junta army has reinforced troops and delivered long-range missiles and tanks to Kayah State in recent days.
According to the KNDF, more than 50 clashes broke out between regime forces and revolutionary forces in Kayah State (Karenni) in August, killing nearly 100 junta soldiers.