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Nearly a thousand residents fled because of the fighting on the old Yangon-Mandalay road.

Nearly a thousand residents fled because of the fighting on the old Yangon-Mandalay road

Residents said that close to a thousand civilians are fleeing because of the fighting between the Military Council Army and the People's Defense Forces (PDF) near Tawwi Village and Kaukmeithu Village on the old Yangon-Mandalay Road in Nyaung Lay Pin Township, Bago.

The battle has been going on since the afternoon of July 14th.



A local man told RFA that there was no incident on July 15, but the local people have not returned to their homes because the war is still tense.

"We, my brother's family, avoided going to Nyaung Lay Pin town. There may have been damage to our homes. But we can't say for sure yet. We don't know if the fighting is over or not, so we all want to go home, but we are still waiting."

There are more than 400 households and nearly 1000 people living in Tawwi Village and Kaukmeithu Village.

Because of the Military Region Sub-Division, People's Defense Army Southern Military Region No. (2) will increase the speed of military action against the Military Council, the old Yangon-Mandalay Road, Bago-Sittaung Road, Yangon - Moketama On July 1, it was announced that Yangon-Hpa-an roads will not be open between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), nearly ten thousand civilians have fled their homes in Bago due to the military conflict after the military coup.


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