Due to the army's offensive, about two thousand residents of Kanpetlet are fleeing.
According to residents, around 2,000 civilians have been forced to flee to the villages between Kyindway, Kanpetlet Township, and Saw, Magway Township, southern Chin State, due to the air and land offensive of the military council.
On July 17, the military council army and the defense forces of the Kanpetlet region had a fierce battle. On the morning of July 18th, the military council army bombarded Masartwi village in Kanpetlet township, destroying five houses and a church.
After that, as the fighting continued to intensify, civilians from nearby villages were fleeing to safety, said a resident of Kanpetlet Township.
"Ever since the air attack on the village, they have been running away because of fear. All the villages between Kyindway, Kanpetlet Township, and Saw, Magway Township are avoided. They have to avoid the nearby forests. Yesterday, the air attack stopped, but the fighting is intense.
He said that since they are fleeing into the jungles, they also need shelter and food.
The Military Council Army sent two armored vehicles from Magway Division on July 16 to reinforce Kyindway Township in Kanpetlet Township. 20 military vehicles Defense groups in the Kanpetlet area said that the column came with a force of nearly 300.
2023 of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), according to the latest statement on July 15, after the military coup, more than fifty thousand residents of Chin State have fled their homes.