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More than 8,000 residents from 13 villages in Khin Oo Township

More than 8,000 residents from 13 villages in Khin Oo Township had to flee due to the terrorist military column.

Residents said on August 22, villages in Khin Oo Township were raided by two columns of military council troops and more than 8,000 people from 13 villages fled and two women were arrested in Sagaing.

More than 4,000 residents of villages such as Laungshey, Letpanhla, ThanBo, Chaungzon, and Kyeekan are said to have fled because of the KhaMaYa (361) column, which was almost two hundred troops and arrived at the police station in Khin Oo, entered the southeast of the city from Khin Oo City. On this day, more than 4,000 residents of villages such as Innpat, Chantharkone, Konethar, Mayaninn, and Myindaung are fleeing because a column of over 100 troops that came out of Ye-U Township was forming a column near Innoat Village in the western part of Khin Oo Township.

Khin Oo residents, who are currently fleeing, said that they are facing various difficulties because they are running away from the farm in Moe Paddy Planting Time. "Now is the planting time. We are planting a special variety called Shwe Bo Porsan. After the seedlings were removed, we ran away without planting, so the seedlings ran out because it rained continuously. We are in trouble because we have to run away in the rain."

On August 21st, the convoy that came out of Khin Oo township arrested some residents along the road and released some of them, but they continued to arrest 55-year-old Daw Htay and 48-year-old Daw Khin Malar.

According to residents and defense forces, during the two-and-a-half-years of the coup, around 6,000 homes in 76 villages in Khin Oo Township were burned and more than 30,000 civilians were left homeless. According to the latest statement of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNICHA) on July 15, 2023, nearly 800,000 (778,900) residents of the Sagaing Division fled their homes after the military coup.


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