According to national media reports, Ko Nway Oo, Head of Myaung Civil Defense Security Service, said that 10 villages were burned and thousands of civilians were displaced as a result of the Myanmar soldiers’ airstrike on 5 districts in the Sagaing region.
Ko Nway Oo noted that after the People’s Defense Force (PDF) elements attacked the Myanmar soldiers in the village of Ta Ma Say, the army targeted the districts in the Sagaing region.
Allegedly, after the clashes, Myanmar soldiers set fire to more than 100 houses in Za Yet Gone village, where there are more than 1,000 houses, and some houses in Ma Kyee Kan village.
Ko Nway Oo stated that at least 5 villages in Ayadaw town, one village in Tabayin town, 200 houses in Lae Ngauk village and 80 houses in Thayatkone village were set on fire by soldiers.
Conflicts between the military and minority groups, which have long demanded autonomy through armed struggle, continue in Myanmar.
The government has been fighting armed groups in the ethnically-dominated border regions for many years.
military coup in Myanmar
The Myanmar army seized power on February 1, 2021, after allegations of fraud in the general elections in 2020 and political tension in the country. The army had detained many officials and ruling party leaders, especially the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency for a year.
As a result of the armed intervention of the Myanmar army against the anti-coup protesters and rebel groups, 902 people have lost their lives and thousands of demonstrators have been detained.
Meanwhile, according to the Political Prisoners Aid Organization (AAPP), more than 1,400 people have lost their lives in the country since the coup, and over 10 thousand people have been detained.
Source: TRT Haber