Monday, April 22nd 2024

Junta forces killed over 30 civilians and committed war crimes in Minbya: HDCO



 The  junta forces have killed over 30 civilians and committed war crimes throughout the conflict in Minbya township of  Rakhine State, said the humanitarian and development coordination office (HDCO) in a media statement.

 

It indicated that the killings were carried out by the  junta forces in between 13 November and 23 January targeting the residents of  Minbya locality.

 

Among the victims, there were four people from Min Bar Gyi ward of  Minbya and three people from Nga Tan Pyin village under Min Pya township.

 

The  junta forces intentionally targeted the towns and villages. They used various tactics, including firing artillery shells from the battalion camp, conducting airstrikes, firing artillery from military vessels and arresting civilians.

 

The statement claimed that the soldiers committed war crimes like the gang rape of women, killings and burning of towns and villages.

 

Ko Aung Aung, who was involved in the crimes, confessed that five junta soldiers gang-raped a young woman from Nga Tan Pyin village under  Minbya township and later murdered her along with her mother.

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