On April 23rd, at around 8:00 am in Sagaing Division, residents said that after a clash between the military junta and the People's Defense Forces near Aung Chan Thar village in Wet Lek Township, the military troops entered and burned the Aung Chan Thar village.
"They entered the village after the clash. At first, the smoke rose from three places, but now there is a lot of smoke around the village," said a village resident.
He also said that as a result, residents from at least three villages, including Aung Chan Thar village, are fleeing the war.
Locals say that hundreds of houses in the village of Aung Chan Thar were burned down during the military council's raid last March. Residents said that some of the houses that were rebuilt in place of the burned houses are also worried that they will also be caught in the fire.