Junta soldiers, militia members kill 10 civilian men in Gangaw Township raids

The raiding troops came from the military-backed Pyu Saw Htee stronghold of Myauk Khin Yan, the village where two resistance fighters were recently filmed being burned alive

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Troops from a unit of 200 Myanmar army soldiers and members of the military-backed Pyu Saw Htee militia killed 10 civilians as they advanced through Gangaw Township in Magway Region on Wednesday, locals said. 

The troops had left the village of Myauk Khin Yan in the early morning and divided into three columns, raiding the communities of Thintaw and Shwebo to the south, where they attacked and killed residents—men, who ranged in age from their 20s to their 50s. 

In Thintaw village, the victims were identified as Bo Than and Pyu Tha, both 56; Htay Aung, 52; Tint Lwin, 36; Maung Naing and Maung Pu, both 33; and Kyaw Moe Lwin, 26.

The bodies of the seven men from Thintaw were found by. . .

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