Kyaikto, May (21)

The regime troops destroyed the inter-village road connecting Kim Mon Chaung and Saung Naing Gyi villages with a backhoe at the foot of Kyaiktiyo Mountain in Mon State’s Kyaikto Township, locals told Than Lwin Times.

After the junta troops fired at Saung Naing Gyi with heavy weapons and stormed the village in the evening of May 19, they dug up the inter-village road to a depth of over six feet.

Locals claimed that cars and motorcyclists could no longer use the route after the junta bulldozed the route connecting the villages.

According to a local, the junta troops may have destroyed the inter-village road out of fear that the People’s Defense Forces would attack them in the rainy season.

The inter-village road that was destroyed by the junta is also a route that connects Kim Mon Chaung village to 10 villages, including Saung Naing Gyi, Maeyonlay, Maeyongyi, Kadaingtut, and Moebaw Natsin villages.

The PDF member in Thaton District told Than Lwin Times that destroying roads is an improper behavior and that they would continue to fight against the junta anyway.

The damaged inter-village road was used by the Karen National Union (KNU) and People’s Defense Forces PDF, as well as the junta military column.

After the military coup, the junta camps, particularly Division 44 in Kyaikto Township, were often targeted, and regime troops began to destroy major roadways.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – CJ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *