Palaw, February (19)

At least 50 houses were burned down after the regime forces invaded Kade village in Tanintharyi Region’s Myeik District, an information official from Myeik District Battalion 1 told Than Lwin Times.

On February 16, a military column of almost 200 soldiers invaded Kade village, set up camp there, and torched some houses.

After burning some houses in Kade village, which has more than 400 houses, on the evening of February 17, the army broke into the residents’ homes and took valuables before leaving the village.

The junta convoy was preparing to invade the PDF bases on the morning of February 18, raising concerns that the fighting could intensify, said the official of Myeik District Battalion 1.

The junta troops that stormed Kade village on February 16 raided a PDF outpost and seized some firearms, vehicles, uniforms, and related items.

Pro-junta’s propaganda telegram accounts stated that the regime troops rescued 13 people, including personnel held by the PDF, during the Kade village battle, but the PDF responded that there were no detainees in the Kade village.

Fighting between the junta army and the coalition of People’s Defense Forces has intensified in Palaw Township, where martial law has been declared, since the second week of February, and there have been casualties on both sides.

News-Than Lwin Times

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