Junta’s attacks on civilian targets surging: KNU

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Nyaunglaybin, July (16)

According to the Karen National Union (KNU)’s spokesperson, Pado Saw Taw Ni, the junta forces have increased the intentional attacks targeting civilians in recent times.

In areas under the control of the Karen National Union KNU, the 3rd Brigade of Nyaunglaybin District, the 6th Brigade of Dupalaya District and the 1st Brigade of Thaton District, the military council forces have continued to attack villages with heavy weapons, burn villages, conduct airstrikes on fleeing civilians.

The military’s targeting of civilians is unacceptable and the KNU will continue to confront it, Pado Saw Taw Ni said.

In Kyaukgyi and Mone Townships under ​​the KNU’s 3rd Brigade in Nyaunglaybin District, about 15 civilians were killed and at least nine civilians, including children, were injured due to the airstrikes and attacks of junta soldiers since July 25, and almost 30 young people were also arrested and tortured.

“We see that the military council’s forces is committing such mistakes over and over again, and they may face a worse situation because of their actions.  They are heading towards the end, which will be a better position for us,” Pado Saw Taw Ni said.

There are more than 200,000 people who have fled the conflict, and currently, the displaced people are facing food shortages and health problems, according to relief workers.

News – Than Lwin Times

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