At the very least 14 folks have been killed in a junta raid on Monywa township in Myanmar’s Sagaing area, in response to residents.
The our bodies have been found on Monday night as locals returned to Htan Lay Pin village. It had been occupied by junta troops since a battle between one of many native Folks’s Protection Forces (PDFs) and troops, aided by the pro-junta Pya Noticed Htee militia, close to the village on Sunday.
“Six PDF members have been killed. Of the six, one physique couldn’t be recovered. 4 of the remaining 5 have been beheaded and their palms have been lower off,” stated the knowledge officer for Monywa district PDF Battalion Quantity 5, who didn’t need to be named for safety causes.
“Eight civilians have been discovered useless. We have now some images. Ladies and the aged are amongst them.”
An data officer for the anti-junta Monywa-Amyint Street group, talking on situation of anonymity, informed RFA the names of solely three of the eight useless civilians could possibly be confirmed as a result of junta troops are nonetheless close to the village.
“Htwe Zaw Oo, 37, had a gunshot wound beneath the jaw. Kyaw Myo Win, 40, had a gunshot wound on his forearm. He was crushed and died. Sein Hlaing, 45, was beheaded,” the knowledge officer stated.
The eight victims have been unable to flee from Htan Lay Pin village earlier than Sunday’s raid.
The State Administration Council has not launched any assertion on the incident, and RFA’s calls to its Sagaing
area spokesman, Aye Hlaing, went unanswered on Wednesday.
Some pro-military Telegram channels stated the eight villagers have been PDF troopers though locals deny this.
Greater than 3,000 residents from 10 villages, together with Htan Lay Pin, within the south of Monywa township, have been pressured to flee junta raids that began per week in the past. Troops set hearth to homes within the villages as they left.
Preventing in Sagaing area has been among the many fiercest in Myanmar, resulting in the deaths of greater than 1,500 civilians for the reason that Feb., 2021 coup, in response to impartial analysis group the Institute for Technique and Coverage – Myanmar.