The first battalion, the 5101st Battalion, of the Yangon Regional Military Division was formed from the urban guerrilla level.
The National Unity Government said that the 5101st Battalion has been formed from the urban guerilla level to the first battalion of the Yangon Division Military Region. It was announced by the National Unity Government, the Ministry of Defense People's Defense Army, the headquarters of the Yangon Regional Military Region with today’s date.
In the statement, it is stated that the 5101st Battalion, the first battalion of the Yangon Regional Military Region, is composed of well-trained, good fighting skills, and good soldiers who obey orders in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Defense.
As a sub-district of Yangon Region, not only due to the territorial situation, but also due to security reasons, in the past, only urban guerrilla activities attacked in the pillars of the terrorist war council.
From that situation, the National Unity Government, the Ministry of Defense said that they will continue to organize the battalion within the Yangon Regional Military Region according to the instructions to form the forces and in accordance with the military code of conduct established by the Ministry of Defense.
On 5th May of 2021, National Unity Government Ministry of Defense formed the People's Defense Army (PDF), battalions, and military units in various sub-regions throughout the country to root out the terrorist war council once and for all while making instructions to organize forces and carry out military activities continuously.