Majority of Thay Baw Boe residents won’t return home despite the junta’s call

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Thay Baw Boe, December (3)

The military council has invited those who fled the conflict to return to their homes, saying that the area has been stabilized, but most of the residents of Thay Baw Boe have not dared to return to their homes due to security concerns, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), which is assisting IDPs, told Than Lwin Times.

The military council reported asserted that it has controlled the areas of Phalu, Kyaukkhet, and the Myawaddy-Walley route, including Thay Baw Boe in KNU Brigade 6, and has called for the displaced people to return to their homes, claiming that the area is stable.

However, most of the displaced villagers do not dare to return to Thay Baw Boe village because it is not safe there, the spokesperson of Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), Saw Nanda Suu said.

The military regime announced that a total of 437 villagers returned to Thay Baw Boe village and Blado village during the four days from November 28 to December 1.

Saw Nandu Suu added that “we have no idea how many unexploded landmines are in the village. The military council forces lied to their superiors, saying that the area was peaceful and the villagers had returned to the village”.

The KNLA Joint Force captured the regime’s Thay Baw Boe in Brigade 6 in May and was able to control it for almost seven months, and the military council launched an offensive against the KNLA joint force with massive forces to recapture the camp and control the Myawaddy-Walley road, and the KNLA joint group relinquished the camp.

In addition, there are still many IDPs fleeing from the fighting along the Thai-Myanmar border, and it has been almost one year since the Lay Kaw Kaw battle, and they have not been able to return to their homes until now.

News-Than Lwin Times

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