Anti-Junta PDF Fighters Ambush Military Truck At Close Range, Myanmar

Dated 06/25/23, This GoPro footage depicts anti-junta rebels of the Dawei Guerilla Revolutionary Force (DGRF) ambushing a truck near Dawei, in the Taninthyari region of Myanmar.


The video begins with the DGRF fighters getting into position on the roadside. We see the fighters are largely in civilian attire, apart from their weapons. A lookout is posted by the road.


The ambush begins at 0:53, with the cameraman firing his AR-pattern rifle into the cab of the oncoming military truck. As the cameraman ducks, the truck careens into the rice field on the far side of the road. The DGRF pour out into the road, continually firing on the truck as they advance. Closer shots of the DGRF fighters’ faces are occluded by smiley faces- presumably to protect their identities. One of them goes to his knees in the middle of the road at 02:03, as does one on the far side of the road’s edge.


Although it is largely covered up to protect his comrade’s face, we see the cameraman board an ATV at 02:49 and exfiltrate. After action reports indicate that three soldiers were killed and two DGRF wounded, although it is not explicitly clear whether the two wounded were the two shown prone in the video.

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Dated 06/25/23, This GoPro footage depicts anti-junta rebels of the Dawei Guerilla Revolutionary Force (DGRF) ambushing a truck near Dawei, in the Taninthyari region of Myanmar.


The video begins with the DGRF fighters getting into position on the roadside. We see the fighters are largely in civilian attire, apart from their weapons. A lookout is posted by the road.


The ambush begins at 0:53, with the cameraman firing his AR-pattern rifle into the cab of the oncoming military truck. As the cameraman ducks, the truck careens into the rice field on the far side of the road. The DGRF pour out into the road, continually firing on the truck as they advance. Closer shots of the DGRF fighters’ faces are occluded by smiley faces- presumably to protect their identities. One of them goes to his knees in the middle of the road at 02:03, as does one on the far side of the road’s edge.


Although it is largely covered up to protect his comrade’s face, we see the cameraman board an ATV at 02:49 and exfiltrate. After action reports indicate that three soldiers were killed and two DGRF wounded, although it is not explicitly clear whether the two wounded were the two shown prone in the video.

About the Author

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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