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- December 09, 2023
Junta Troops Launch Artillery Attack on Manaw Thiri
Village Under Suspicion of Navy Barge Photography, Reducing 11 Houses to Ashes
and Injuring a Woman.
Allegedly suspecting the photographing of a navy barge, Military
Council troops fired artillery shells at Manaw Thiri village in Pauktaw
Township, causing a woman's injury and resulting in the destruction of 11
houses as the village was set ablaze.
Around 2:00 p.m. on December 5, three navy barges reportedly fired
artillery shells and small arms at Manaw Thiri village on suspicion of
photographing a navy barge. Subsequently, Military Council troops entered the
village and set it on fire, according to an unnamed source.
"Navy barges continuously fired artillery shells and small
arms at the village. This unfolded after approximately 20 soldiers disembarked
from a small barge, entered the village, and ignited a fire. A woman suffered a
leg injury, and 11 houses were engulfed in flames. The villagers are now
fleeing the area. Although I heard it was in response to villagers capturing
images of the navy, I cannot confirm this definitively," he reported.
Ma Aye Aye Cho, 29, sustained injuries to her leg when struck by shrapnel from artillery shells fired from a navy barge.
In today's press release, the Three Brotherhood Alliance reported
that the navy of the Military Council, stationed in the vicinity of Ngapyi
Island, launched artillery shells at Pauktaw Township, specifically targeting
Manaw Thiri village. This resulted in a young woman sustaining leg injuries
from shrapnel. Following the artillery attack, Military Council troops entered
the village, setting houses ablaze.
Also, the 54th Light Infantry Battalion, stationed in Mrauk-U
Township, launched artillery shells aimed at the civilian population, resulting
in an incident where one woman was injured when artillery shells exploded
within Mrauk-U Township.
Pauktaw Township continues to face daily artillery shell attacks
from both the Military Council navy and Sittwe battalions, leading to ongoing