Junta ransacks houses, steals valuables in Thayetchaung

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Thayetchaung, 25 October

A military column invaded the villages in Tanintharyi Region’s Thayetchaung Township, ransacked the homes, and took valuables, locals told Than Lwin Times.

Following a confrontation with the joint resistance forces on October 21, the junta army broke into residences one by one and stole valuables.

According to the locals, the regime troops stormed at least 70 houses in Ya Nge, Kywe Min Gon, and Kyauk Khamauk villages and took the belongings of the villagers during the three days from October 22 to 24.

The junta raids have forced more than 1,000 residents from five villages to flee to safety areas and they are in need of humanitarian assistance.

On October 21, the same regime troops shot and killed two villagers doing chores at the monastery in Yin Taung village, accusing them of being members of the PDF.

According to FE5 Tanintharyi, an independent research group, fighting and artillery shelling by regime forces caused more than 45,000 civilians to flee and about 40 homes to be burned down in Tanintharyi in September.

News-Than Lwin Times

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