Thursday, February 22nd 2024

Junta Troops Launch Artillery Attack on Manaw Thiri Village Under Suspicion of Navy Barge Photography, Reducing 11 Houses to Ashes and Injuring a Woman



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 fires.

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