Tuesday, April 23rd 2024

Junta conducts airstrikes in AA-controlled Minbya, Myebon townships, many injured

The junta forces conducted airstrikes on residential villages under Minbya and Myebon townships, resulting in injuries to many civilians. Both the townships are now under the control of the Arakan Army (AA).


Residents of Thay Kan village under Minbya  reported that the soldiers conducted three airstrikes using a jet fighter. The airstrikes targeted the village for 10 minutes starting at 11 pm on 29 March.


An elderly woman from the village said that due to the airstrikes, the village abbot and some residents sustained  injuries by shrapnel. The village monastery and seven other houses were destroyed.

 "They conducted airstrikes three times using a jet fighter and dropped seven bombs. The bombs hit the village monastery and other houses, causing the fire and destruction,” she added.


The villagers reported that the recent airstrikes on Thay Kan village was the fourth occurrence and it  damaged around 30 buildings of schools, monasteries and private homes.


In the early morning of 30 March, the airstrikes were also conducted on Sa Nyin Kone village under Myebon using a jet fighter and a helicopter. However, the extent of damage and casualties are yet to be known.


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