Junta’s artillery attack kills four family members in Yebyu

June 11, 2024

HURFOM: On June 7th, 2024, the military junta launched an artillery attack on Yar Phu new village, Yar Phu village track, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division that killed four family members including an 8-month newborn child.

There was a battle at noon around Yar Phu new village near Ka Lane Aung Town, and the Mawrawaddy Navy Command responded with artillery attacks. The artillery shells exploded on residents’ houses.

The father and mother died on the spot. The two children died on the way to hospital. The house was also destroyed. Two children from a neighboring house also sustained serious injuries,” said a resident from Yar Phu village.

The indiscriminate artillery attack also injured two plantation workers from Thar Yar Mon village and an elderly woman from Me Kyaung Hloung village.

The entire village had to run away. Most villagers have taken shelter at the monastery in Kywe Tha Line village and in Ka Din village,” said a local source.

On June 8th, 2024, more than 200 troops of the junta entered 60 Mile and Thar Yar Mon villages and looted resident’s houses.

Four houses from 60 Mile village and a house from Thar Yar Mon village were looted. As far as I know, the military is still in the village,” said a displaced person from Thar Yar Mon village.

In May, 2024, the junta’s artillery attack killed two children from Zar De village, Yebyu Township.


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