TANINTHARYI DIVISION – The junta council troops expelled the local people from three villages along the Myeik-Kawthaung Pyidaungsu Highway, and all the local residents were forced to flee their homes.
Residents said that the junta council troops ordered the local residents of Nyaung Pingon, Jampho and Ban Lamot Villages on the Myeik-Kawthaung Pyidaungsu Highway to leave their villages on June 12. “They raided the village and told us to leave. We had no choice but to leave. It was a very difficult situation,” said a resident of Nyaung Pingon Village.
On the Myeik-Kawthaung Pyidaungsu Highway, junta council columns are often under attack. Because of this, the junta army is targeting civilians, said the person in charge of operations of the Tanintharyi Military Sub-Regional Command Group.
The person in charge of the operations said, “They used to cross this road casually before. Now, because they don’t dare to come, they are targeting the local villagers, accusing the villages of informing the PDF, and evicting the locals.”
IDPs are facing shelter, food and health problems, and are in need of medicine and shelter, aid groups said.
Now that the war of resistance against the military dictator has accelerated from a war of resistance to an offensive, the commander of the operations of the Tanintharyi military sub-regional command group warns the local people to be careful.
PDFs said that a military council column was attacked on the night of June 12 with a mine near Theindaw Village, Tanintharyi city, amidst the high military tension, killing one and injuring six.