Tanintharyi, 23 November
The regime troops set fire to nearly 750 houses in Tanintharyi from January to the third week of November this year, according to the Tanintharyi research group, FE5 Tanintharyi, and independent organizations in the region.
More than 30 houses were burned down in Yephyu, Launglon, and Kawthaung townships in November, and some houses in other areas are also torched.
The junta troops set fire to houses while raiding villages and burning surrounding villages after being attacked by revolutionary forces.
In October, 44 houses were burned in Yebyu, Launglon, Thayetchaung and Palaw townships, which is the highest number compared to the previous three months.
A Tanintharyi-PDF official told Than Lwin Times that the destruction of houses is a tactic for the army to dissuade the people from supporting the revolutionary forces.
According to the local residents, the junta army forcibly took the household goods inside the houses and farm animals before setting them on fire.
According to FE5 Tanintharyi, most of the houses were burned down in Palaw and Launglon townships, where fighting between the military council and the revolutionary forces often takes place.
News-Than Lwin Times