Junta’s air assault forces residents from seven villages to flee home

March 6, 2024

HURFOM: On March 2nd, 2024, the military junta launched air assaults on Tha Yet Chaung Township, Dawei District, Tenasserim Division forcing residents from seven villages to flee their homes and find safe shelter.

After a “Pyu Saw Hitee” , a pro-military camp in Yaung Maw village was attacked, the junta responded with a Mi-2 helicopter led air assault. This forced residents from King Shae, Saw Phyar, Say Hpyat Gone, Moe Shwe Gone, Ann Pyin, Kyet Sar Pyin and Kyar Inn villages to flee their homes.

There were three air assaults. Ten bombs were dropped in one single air assault. Some villagers are still staying in the village with fear,” said a resident.

The attack burnt down houses in King Shae and Moe Shwe Gone villages. The military base in Yaung Maw village also launched an indiscriminate artillery attack.

The military launched artillery attacks till the evening of March 3. About 20 military troops were killed in the battle within an hour. So, they launched both air assault and artillery attack,” said a woman from Yaung Maw village.

When fleeing from the air assaults on motorbike a woman from Say Hpyat Gone was killed.


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