‘Death will follow us wherever we go,’ Rohingya civilians lament after junta targets village in major airstrike

The military bombs a Rohingya village in Rakhine State’s Minbya Township, killing more than 20 people, even though no recent fighting with the Arakan Army had occurred in the location

The Myanmar junta killed 22 Rohingya civilians in an airstrike on Thar Dar village in Minbya Township early on Monday morning, residents said. 

“At around 1:30am, a war plane came and dropped two bombs on us,” said a 21-year-old man from the community who asked to be identified only as Ko San for security reasons. 

Villagers, who were asleep at the time, initially found 10 bodies, many of whom were dismembered. 

“Parents told us their sons and daughters were missing, but we could not find their bodies—only separate body parts everywhere,” he continued. 

Twenty-one people in total were found dead at the scene, and 30 more wounded. When a girl succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, it raised the death toll to 22. 

“One of my nieces, a 16-year-old girl, was killed, and had wounds all over her. . .

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