TE24 International Desk:
Myanmar’s junta has killed at least 10 people and burned hundreds of homes during attacks on villages as fighting intensified in anti-coup hotspots, according to locals and media reports. In the northwestern Sagaing region, the junta has been struggling to break resistance from local “People’s Defense Forces” (PDF) since last year’s coup, with fierce fighting and bloody reprisals, AFP reported.
On July 18, soldiers were dropped in two helicopters near Ki Su village, according to a local AFP news agency, about 100 of those who did not escape were captured by the army and about 100 were detained there. “. I asked for anonymity. According to another resident, villagers found the body when they returned on July 20 after the soldiers left.
“I was looking for my animal in the forest, but I found nine burnt human bodies holding his hand,” he told members. They also said that the body was found with his hands tied. They also said that at least 30 people
The village was missing.
About 400 houses in the village’s Muslim quarter were burnt and a mosque was partially damaged in the fire, said a Muslim resident who fled before the soldiers arrived and was among those whose houses were set on fire. “We survived, but we are displaced. When it rains, we to be victims of mosquitoes and insects,” he said, requesting anonymity. Local media reported that at least 20 charred bodies were found with their hands tied, and hundreds of houses were set on fire.
AFP could not verify reports from remote areas, where junta authorities regularly cut off internet access A Junta spokesman could not be reached for comment Locals and media reports reported killings and burnings by junta troops across Sagaing as they battled to crack down. Opposition to the coup that ousted Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s government last year.
The junta has previously accused “terrorist” PDF groups of setting the fires The Southeast Asian country has been in turmoil since the putsch, with nearly 700,000 people displaced by the violence, according to the United Nations.
And the economy is in shambles. According to a local monitoring group, more than 2,100 people have been killed in the junta’s crackdown on dissent.