According to statistics from the Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security based on the conflict detection agencies of various townships, there were 81 armed conflicts of various types in Myanmar in September 2020, about twice the number of armed conflicts in August.
At least 11 civilians were killed and at least 12 were injured in the 81 armed conflicts in September. From January to September 2020, at least 276 civilians were killed and at least 584 injured in armed conflicts in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s recent armed conflicts mainly occurred in Rakhine State and Shan State, and government forces are trying to keep some ethnic armed forces away from densely populated areas before the election.
It is also understood that the recent spread of the new crown epidemic in Myanmar, and the increasing conflicts between government forces and ethnic local armed forces have caused many civil organizations to voice their condemnation.