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Tens of thousands of civilians fled due to military council forces in Tabayin, Salingyi, and Kale

Tens of thousands of civilians fled due to military council forces in Tabayin, Salingyi, and Kale

According to people helping war refugees, more than 10,000 local civilians have fled due to heavy weapons fire and airstrikes and the military council's military raids in Tabayin, Salingyi, and Kale townships in Sagaing Region.


Civilians have been fleeing since yesterday morning. In Tabayin Township, people helping refugees said that the column started on the morning of September 30 and that the firing was carried out in the evening. In Salingyi Township, the military council vessels driving along the Chindwin River fired heavy weapons at the villages along the river, forcing the residents to flee. Also in Kale Township, Residents said that civilians from Munhtar village, Intaingkone village, and Setkant village are fleeing due to heavy weapon fire yesterday.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), more than 800,000 civilians were forced to flee their homes due to the conflict in Sagaing after the military coup.


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