More than 5,000 local residents have been forced to flee the war after three consecutive days of air attacks on villages in the western part of De Pel Yin township of Sagaing Division. In De Pel Yin township of Sagaing Division, more than 5,000 local residents have been forced to flee the war after three consecutive days of air attacks on villages in the western part of the region. According to war relief aid groups, the military council has been carrying out airstrikes on the villages since March 31st, following attacks by the council column that emerged from Butalin town on March 27th. The conflict has also led to clashes between the column and the local defense forces. As a result, at least 10 local villages have been forced to flee for almost a week due to the ongoing conflict.
Avoidance Support Group reports that the military council column is using fire to destroy villages on the west side of Sai Pyin, GwaePinKone, Shwe Dar Kan, Kyauk Phyar, Ma Gyi Souk, Kya Khit, Pyin Kya, Kyii, Payar Htwat, and using bulldozers to destroy roads. Furthermore, there are no separate refugee camps, and refugees are seeking shelter in Bongyi schools and evacuated villages, and some are even camping in tents in the forest. With a shortage of food, officials are struggling to distribute resources equally.
Lieutenant Thu Kha, who is in charge of the De Pel Yin Local Mobile Team, explained that the military group is suffering in the battle, and as a result, they are resorting to air attacks. Major Thukha further added that the military council's column is attempting to enter the city by coming close to it and entering from the side of Butalin Namakha, and has even taken around 50 people as hostages.
As the conflict continues, the approximately 5,000 people fleeing the war in the western part of De Pel Yin are facing immense difficulties, and it is crucial for aid groups and volunteers to extend their support in any way possible.