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Over 2,000 local residents fled to Thailand due to the battles near the new town of Shwe Kokko

Over 2,000 local residents fled to Thailand due to the battles near the new town of Shwe Kokko


On April 5, two Karen Border Guard Force (BGF) outposts were attacked by joint forces of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), resulting in intense fighting between the two sides.



According to aid workers in Karen State , more than 2,000 local residents fled to Thailand due to heavy fighting near Shwe Kokko New Town in Myawaddy Township on April 5th.

After crossing the ThaungYin River, the rubber farm on the Thai side. A lawyer from the All Myanmar People's Lawyers Union Federation, who is compiling information on the refugees that are fleeing and saying they are taking refuge in the cornfields and warehouse said that

"Currently, Shwe Kokko and Kakra are on the same side. There are some of the corn fields and rubber farms. And they are now living in places like warehouses in Thailand.



” It is said that there are about 500 refugees in a rubber farm in Thailand. KNLA joint forces attacked two outposts jointly deployed by the Karen Border Guard Force (BGF) and Military Council forces in the early morning of April 5th. The battle is fierce in the residential areas and Shwe Kokko. There were some casualties in these battles, including an officer from the Border Guard. On the side of the KNLA joint forces, two were killed and six were wounded, said a medical aid worker who did not want to be named for security reasons.


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