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Due to the military council’s air strikes and heavy weapons, 43 civilians were killed

Due to the military council’s air strikes and heavy weapons, 43 civilians were killed and 138 were injured in one month.

During September 2023, 43 civilians were killed and 138 were injured due to air strikes and artillery fire by the Military Council Army.


According to a list compiled by RFA based on reports from residents, local news media, and family members of the victims, the Military Council Army conducted airstrikes and heavy artillery fire in 11 provinces except for Yangon, Ayeyarwaddy, and Rakhine State.

As a result of these attacks, the most civilian casualties were in Sagaing, where 20 people were killed and 38 were injured. On September 27, 18 children who were studying were injured by a heavy weapon in Gyoe Taung village of Wuntho town in Sagaing region. The second highest number of casualties was in Bago province, where four civilians were killed and 26 were injured in the eastern part of Bago province, which is controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU). The military council also conducted similar attacks in Kachin State, Kayin State, Kayah State, Shan State, Mon State, Thanintharyi Region, Magway Region, and Mandalay Region.

The military council's heavy weapons and airstrikes, 815 civilians have been killed, and 1624 were injured from January 2022 to September 2023.

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