As the army patrolled the village of MuMandalay, MyinMu, the residents had to flee overnight.
Thousands of residents fled overnight as the military council fired heavy and small arms at MuMandalay village on the banks of the Mu River in Sagaing Division, MyinMu Township, North Side.
A local from Sagaing Township said that the military council troops have been firing into the village, which is only separated by the Mu River from the SarTaung area of Sagaing Township, since five o'clock in the evening today.
"They are shooting all the way through with heavy weapons. They have been patrolling since the 6th. These guys are pretending to be patrolling, and now they are burning the MuMandalay," the resident said this evening.
Locals said that after that column, which was more than 300 strong, and the local resistance forces engaged in a skirmish near the village of MuMandalay this evening, the military council troops were setting fire to the village and firing heavy weapons.
Because the military council column burned oil, fired heavy weapons, and fought on both sides, Residents of more than twenty villages, including villages such as Mangyikoepin, HmweHla, Pyithu Ywar, HtainKan, Shwe Kyaungkan, In Ma, Magyitaw, NyaungMyit, Magyikan, NabeKyu around Mu Mandalay village were destroyed, and fled overnight.
MuMandalay village has nearly 300 houses, including South Village and North Village. Locals estimate that almost all of the houses may be burnt down due to the destruction by the military council. Currently, the situation on the ground is still complicated, so the exact damage is not yet known.
According to local news sources, the military council troops that were patrolling MyinMu Township killed 15 local people and burned down more than 500 houses in four villages from June 6th to June 16th in 11 days.
During that time, the military council army had three victims in NaBeKyu village. Three people from the village of Ngarkinn, It is said they killed one of the residents of the village of Kanthonesint, seven people were taken as hostages whose identities have not yet been confirmed, and a total of 15 people from the village of Setpyarkyin.
It is reported that the military council troops that marched along the Mu River from the side of MyinMu have burned down a total of more than five hundred houses in the village of Gongnyinsake and the three villages known locally as the three villages of Ngarkinn.