Burma

Teenage Girl Among Four Killed by Myanmar Junta Soldiers in Sagaing

By The Irrawaddy 13 July 2022

Four civilians, including a teenage girl, were executed by Myanmar junta forces during a raid in Pale Township, Sagaing Region, on Monday, according to resistance groups.

 Around 200 troops raided Taung Ywar Thit village and residents and resistance fighters found four bodies after the soldiers left on Tuesday.

 A Royal Eagle Peoples Defense Force (PDF) spokesman told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that Daw Aye Win, 45, and her daughter Ma Moe Yi, 17, were shot dead along with a 45-year-old woman. 

He said they were shot in the head and found in the same property.

 U Tin Maung, 60, was found partially buried, the spokesman said.

 The resistance group said regime forces attacked and raided the village without being attacked. Several hundred residents fled their homes.

Three female villagers, who were killed by regime forces during a raid on Taung Ywar Thit, in Pale Township, Sagaing, on Monday. / Pale Entertainment

 Since Sunday, 28 civilians from Pale villages have been detained and more than 12 civilian detainees are still missing and around 10 villagers have been released, according to the PDF and Pale Entertainment news site.

 On Wednesday, regime forces raided and torched houses in Htay Aung village in adjacent Myaing Township. Around 120 houses in the village were burned down, the news site reported. 

 On Thursday last week, regime forces burned down Hmawet Tone and Myinywar villages in the township after resistance attacks.

 Two male villagers in their 70s were found dead in burned houses.

 Amid daily attacks from PDFs and ethnic armed organizations, junta forces are committing atrocities, arbitrary arrests, killing civilians, carrying out torture, burning alive and using civilians as human shields, carrying out aerial bombardment and shelling of residential areas and looting and burning houses, especially in Chin, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Mon and Karen states, and Magwe, Mandalay and Sagaing regions.

 As of Tuesday, 2,077 people have been killed by regime forces while 14,549 have been detained since last years coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

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