Kyaukgyi, July (14)
The Karen National Union (KNU) will work with the international community and the resistance forces to establish a safe buffer zone for the people and no-fly zones, the officials from KUN-Kyaukgyi said.
The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 3 has clashed with junta armed forces who invaded and carried out military operations in Kyaukgyi and Mone Townships under the control of KNU Brigade 3 (Nyaunglaybin District).
During the fighting, the junta army has been carrying out targeted attacks and bombings of civilians’ villages and homes.
The statement stated that the regime forces are working on a national-level policy of violence, killing and torturing all the communities in the country.
Officials from KNU Kyaukgyi Township urged the people to help each other and respond in a united manner to the military council, which enforces national-level acts of terrorism as a system.
According to the statement, as a result of the military junta’s actions, people have been forced to leave their homes, limited access to education, their livelihoods destroyed, subjected to forced labor, their property taken, and lost their human rights.
Therefore, the officials from KNU-Kyaukgyi said efforts will be made to ensure the safety of the people through emergency humanitarian talks with the military council, as well as they will cooperate with the international community and the resistance forces to establish a safe buffer zone for the people and no-fly zones.
KNU said that the number of villagers killed in Nyaunglaybin District has reached more than 10 because of the brutal actions of the military.
The KNU says that the displaced people need mosquito nets and clothes, and the IDPs have to wear wet clothes during the rainy season because they do not have enough clothes, which causes them to suffer from coughing, seasonal flu and malaria.
News – Than Lwin Times