Junta airstrike destroys elderly care home in Karen State, killing two people

The aerial bombing was one of several attacks on the Myawaddy Township village that day, forcing 200 residents of the facility to evacuate

A junta fighter jet bombed the clinic of a care home in Karen State’s Myawaddy Township last week, killing two residents and injuring eight others. 

Ywar Thit, the village in which the 200-person facility is located, is one kilometre east of three junta bases in Thingan Nyi Naung—those of Light Infantry Battalions (LIBs) 355, 356, and 357. Thingan Nyi Naung is located along the Myawaddy-Kawkareik section of the Asia Highway, a significant trade route to the Thai border. 

Forces under the ethnic armed organisation the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNU/KNLA) Brigade 6 launched an attack on LIB 355 and the police station in the centre of Thingyan Nyi Naung on March 7. 

The next day, the junta carried out an airstrike on the neighbouring community. 

“The junta air force dropped two bombs this morning and one of. . .

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