Tanintharyi, December (10)
A total of 317 civilians have been killed by the conflict in the 22 months from February last year, when the military took power, to the end of this November, according to a report released on December 8 by the research group, Southern Monitor.
There were 89 people killed in Launglon, 58 in Yebyu, 42 in Thayatchaung, 36 in Dawei, 32 in Palaw, 21 each in Myeik and Tanintharyi, 11 in Kawthong, four in Bokepyin, and one in Kyunsu.
According to a statement by the Southern Monitor, of the civilian victims, 78 percent were men and 15 percent were women, with the other seven percent of deaths being so horrific that gender could not be identified.
Civilians were shot dead during a peaceful protest; arrested and killed by regime forces, including the Pyu Saw Htee, Thwe Thout, and Son Ye militias; and shot for security reasons while riding motorcycles. The activists, PDF family members, and NLD party members were also targeted, and the majority were killed by the junta’s heavy weapons during the fighting.
The revolution forces also killed Pyu Sawe Htee, Thwe Thout, and Son Ye militia members, military informants, administrators, and non-CDM staff, and some of the incidents involved family members and travelers unrelated to both sides.
Following the coup, the junta army’s shooting and killings have resulted in the deaths of more than 2,500 civilians nationwide, according to the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP).
News- Than Lwin Times