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Greater than a thousand villagers flee Sagaing area battle — Radio Free Asia

Two Individuals’s Protection Pressure members died in preventing with Myanmar junta troops in Sagaing area’s Ye-U township. An area PDF commander confirmed they had been each members of the native protection power. The PDF stated at the very least 10 junta troops additionally died however RFA couldn’t independently confirm this.

Greater than 1,000 locals fled Kone Thar, Ywar Thit, Nga Pyaw Taw and Kun Ohn villages after air raids on Wednesday, residents informed RFA.

A Kone Thar resident, who declined to be named for safety causes, stated through the battle within the village the junta used helicopter gunships and fired on the village for round half-hour.

Combating broke out when junta troopers arrived from Nyaung Hla and Mu Son villages.

Helicopters had been introduced in to assist the troopers, arriving twice within the morning to drop off troops and hearth on PDF members.

The native resident informed RFA the gunfire was not simply aimed on the militia but additionally broken roads and a hospital.

Though many of the residents had been capable of flee, some aged folks had been left in Kone Thar.

Locals stated they don’t know what number of residents had been killed as a result of they had been afraid to return to the village till the preventing died down.

They stated round 100 junta troopers are nonetheless in Kone Thar.

RFA’s calls to Sagaing area’s Navy Council Minister of Social Affairs Aye Hlaing went unanswered.

Navy Council spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, stated up to now the navy council forces solely assault villages in Sagaing Area which are coaching and hiding members of the PDFs.

Web and phone entry in Ye-U township is usually reduce off when junta forces perform raids, locals informed RFA.

The U.N. Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) stated greater than 1.2 million folks have fled their properties throughout Myanmar between the Feb. 1, 2021 coup and Aug. 3.



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