Tanintharyi, June (18)

Four military personnel were killed and seven others injured in a clash in Le Thit Village, Tanintharyi Township, the Local People’s Defense Force officials told Than Lwin Times.

On June 15, fighting erupted with the local People’s Defense Forces as the military council hunted for three troops, including the Captain, who had deserted the army.

On June 15 and 16, conflicts between the two sides resulted in the deaths of four junta troops and the injuries of seven others, as well as the wounding of a PDF comrade from the People’s Defense Forces.

During skirmishes between the two sides, the junta opened fire on the village, forcing hundreds of inhabitants to flee.

Residents claim that members of the military council raided IDPs’ homes and seized property.

Since the military takeover, more than 10,000 residents in Tanintharyi Region have been forced to evacuate to neighboring jungles and have been unable to return home.

News – Than Lwin Times

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