Thousand flee junta’s invasion in Mone township


Mone, 19 September

More than a thousand residents fled as regime troops set fire to the houses after invading Mone Township of KNU Brigade 3 area of Nyaunglaybin District, according to the Karen National Union (KNU).

On 14 September, when junta troops arrived in Nga Htwe Soat village in Mone Township, eight villagers were left behind, according to the statement.

The statement said that eight villagers tried to escape, but three women were arbitrarily arrested by junta army, and 12 houses in the village were also burned down.

The military column entered the villages of Nga Htwe Soad and Myat Ye and set up a camp and on 15 September, a total of 1,534 people living in 192 houses in Yaele Karen and Yaele Bamar villages had to flee to safety, reported the KNU.

Currently, the displaced people are facing problems of insufficient basic food, medicine and shelter during the rainy season, so well-wishers can contact the Township Karen Emergency Relief Group or KNU News and Information Center to support them, according to the statement.

More than 2,000 people have fled the junta’s artillery shelling and air assaults in KUN Brigade 3 of Nyaunglaybin District, and they are in dire need of urgent aid, said the Karen social organizations.

News-Than Lwin Times



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