Junta forces continued to raid villages in Myanmar’s Sagaing area this week, killing a 60-year-old man and setting fireplace to lots of of homes.
Chit Win, from a village in Kani township, was arrested by troops and ordered to information them alongside an area freeway.
“About 9 villagers have been taken hostage by the troops alongside the best way however I heard that solely Chit Win was killed,” stated an area who requested to not be named for security causes.
The military is advancing in two columns into Kani and Yinmarbin townships, the place there’s sturdy armed resistance to the regime. The 2 army columns are touring very intently collectively permitting them to affix forces in a pincer motion.
One group burned properties in Yinmarbin’s Yin Paung Taing village in a four-day raid that started on Aug. 11. Round 20 villagers’ our bodies have been found after troops left the village.
The army column continued to raid villages in Yinmarbin and Kani townships this week.
A Monday raid on three villages compelled lots of of locals to flee, former residents informed RFA.
The opposite army column traveled alongside the Chindwin River and raided three villages in Phaung Byin township, locals stated.
On Tuesday, troops fired heavy artillery shells at Tha Ngar village.
“The military fired from up and downstream utilizing six naval boats,” an area, who additionally requested to stay nameless, informed RFA.
“On August 24 the boats went up the river and docked at Kalewa. Safety was tightened, then a army column with about 80 troopers got here ashore and occupied a monastery and a three-story constructing in Tha Nga village. They burned down greater than 200 of the five hundred homes within the village,” he stated.
RFA’s calls to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Sagaing area spokesman Aye Hlaing went unanswered on Wednesday.
On Aug. 1, junta chief Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing gave a speech saying there might be no negotiation with terrorists and the army would combat again, in feedback seen as referring to the shadow Nationwide Unity Authorities and Individuals’s Protection Forces (PDFs). He additionally stated the junta needed to carry elections as soon as combating had been introduced underneath management.
Sagaing residents say the junta doesn’t differentiate between civilians and PDFs. They are saying assaults on villages by land, water and air are happening as a result of the junta considers Sagaing the area with the strongest armed opposition to the army and believes that villagers are sheltering PDFs.