Demoso, March (12)

More than 5,000 IDPs were urgently relocated as three separate military columns entered the east of Demoso in Kayah State, the aid workers told Than Lwin Times.

On March 10, two military columns from the Bawlakhe-based Light Infantry Battalion-429 and Division 77, as well as a third column from Loikaw, raided the settlements in the east of Demoso.

As a result, over 5,000 displaced people from three villages in Ballkhe Town were relocated.

These refugees include at least 2,000 local residents and more than 3,000 refugees who fled the initial conflict.

The refugees fleeing the sudden invasion are in need of food, medicine, and shelter as they have been unable to carry any belongings, said Ko Tint Zaw Hein, who assists the displaced people.

Almost 400 soldiers, including tanks, marched to the eastern part of Demoso Township, while junta aircraft flew alongside the column to protect his soldiers.

In Kayah State, there are more than 200,000 people who fled the conflict due to the fighting between the junta army and the People’s Defense Forces, and most of them are from Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso, Phasaung, Mae Se, Bawlakhe, Shardaw, Mobye, and Pekon in Southern Shan State.

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