Residents in Myanmar’s Sagaing region, despite the National Unity Government (NUG) claiming administrative control of four key towns, still live in fear of military attacks. Anti-junta forces seized the towns in November, and NUG officials set up basic administrative services. However, the junta has conducted airstrikes and artillery attacks on the towns, resulting in civilian casualties. The NUG is working to implement civil administrative mechanisms and enhance rule of law, development, education, health, and the economy. Residents hope for a genuine democracy and an end to the revolution. The junta has not issued any statements about the towns it lost.