Palaw, February (21)
The number of houses destroyed by the army has reached to 165 in Kade village in Tanintharyi Region’s Palaw Township, the residents and Myeik Battalion 1 told Than Lwin Times.
On February 15, more than 200 troops of a military column entered Kade village and set fire to the village, which has more than 400 houses.
The regime troops stationed in Kade village for two days on 16th and 17th February and burned down 165 houses, including a monastery.
After the military coup, all the residents of the whole village are fleeing because of the clashes between the junta army and the combined force of People’s Defense Forces.
The burned-out village of Kade was once again under the control of the joint force of PDFs on February 18, and the area is now being cleansed, according to an official with Myeik Battalion 1.
In the Kade village battle, the PDFs had to relinquish an outpost, and three cars, weapons, and some items were confiscated.
According to the research group, Southern Monitor, 229 houses were set ablaze in Tanintharyi Region from September 2021, when the military took power, until the end of January this year.
News-Than Lwin Times