SHAN STATE – The PSLF/TNLA issued a statement asking the international community to take action against the terrorist junta council that attacked the northern Shan state using internationally banned chemical gas bombs.
On November 19, while the TNLA was taking control of the junta council’s Sakhan Thit camp near Namkham city, the junta council dropped an internationally banned chemical gas bomb from an airplane, committing an international war crime. Similarly, last November 4, when TNLA attacked the junta council’s Mai Kyet camp in Lashio township, the military council used similar bombs to attack the TNLA troops.
As a result of those attacks, some soldiers from the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) did not receive any physical injuries but became dizzy and experienced difficulties breathing, feeling nauseous and fatigued and severe drop in oxygen levels. The PSLF/TNLA health center is providing necessary medical treatment to the soldiers who suffered from chemical poisoning.
The junta council has committed such war crimes in the confrontations with the revolutionary organizations by using chemical weapons, which are internationally banned. It is reported that they have committed international crimes and are continuously targeting the civilians and their homes.
PSLF/TNLA urged the neighboring countries, international communities and humanitarian organisations to provide comprehensive care to the people of Myanmar and to take action against the military council for committing war crimes and international crimes.