September 26, 2023 || Tongsan Media Group ||

Sagaing Division People’s Defense Comrade, based in Ye U, said that tens of thousands of people from 14 villages are fleeing at night because the terrorist military column has entered Dipayin Township. On the night of September 25th, tens of thousands of people from 14 villages were fleeing because a terrorist military column entered Dipayin Township. It is reported that they are firing with small arms.

At present, the people of Leyet Kone Village, Nyanggyi Kone Village, Mei Oh Village, Mu Khin Village, Aung Khing Village, Nyang Hla Village, Wegyi Village, Tharetaw Village, Kankone Village, behla Village, Chaok Pho Village, Leksek Village, Thaay Tha Village, and Kone Gyi Village in Dipayin Township are fleeing at night.

“The column was deployed from Segyi village on the south side of Ye Oo to Leyet Kone village on the east side of Dipayin. They are also attacking the surrounding area with heavy weapons from Lat Yat Hill. They are also bombarded with machine guns. I can’t stay without going out because they are shooting with heavy weapons. The people are fleeing overnight,” said Htoo Nakh Zaw (mother son), who is in charge of the Ye U-based People’s Defense Comrade information.

At present, the terrorist military column is located in the village of Leyet Kone in Dipayin Township, and it is said that there are about 130 people. According to the statement of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on September 8, more than 800,000 civilians (813,200 people) were forced to flee their homes due to conflicts in Sagaing after the coup.

Ref: Khitthit Media / RFA News

Translated: Tongsan Admin Team

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