Tanintharyi, May (21)

The clashes between regime forces and the Local People’s Defense Forces in Taku village of Tanintharyi Township forced almost 2,000 people to abandon their homes, the locals told Than Lwin Times.

Local non-aligned guerilla group clashed with roughly 60 members of the military council as they marched towards Taku village on May 19.

During the fighting, the military council fired heavy artillery shells at Taku village, forcing more than 2,000 inhabitants from Taku and Tharabwin villages to flee to nearby forests.

Two people were killed and two others were injured in the clashes, and artillery shells fired by the military council damaged a local house.

After the fighting, the military council troops reinforced their presence in Taku village, inspecting the travellers.

After the military takeover, thousands of local people have been forced to flee their homes due to fighting between regime forces and the local People’s Defense Forces in Tanintharyi Township.

News – Than Lwin Times

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