TANINTHARYI DIVISION – According to FE5 Tanintharyi, a local research group, 23 civilians were killed and more than 170 residents were arrested in the townships of Tanintharyi last June.
Among the dead, 10 were shot by the junta council troops, 6 were reportedly junta affiliates eliminated by the People’s Defence Force (PDF), and 7 other cases were without any leading culprit, according to the statement.
In June, at least 170 civilians were arrested by the military council. Even though more than 100 were released, the rest are still detained and interrogated and had charges filed against them with major penalties.
There have been 8 civilian deaths in Palaw Township, 3 each in Kawthaung, Launglon, and Thayetchang Townships, 2 each in Myeik and Tanintharyi Townships, and 1 each in the rest of the Townships.
The number of civilian deaths increased by two compared to last May when 21 civilians were killed.
In Tanintharyi, there had been 41 clashes between the junta and resistance forces, most of them being ambush attacks by PDFs on junta camps and stations.
According to FE5 Tanintharyi, more than 35,000 refugees have been displaced due to the fights in Tanintharyi.