Myanmar air force attacks civilian targets in four states

The air raids, which have damaged hospitals, schools, and residential houses even in areas where no recent fighting has taken place, appear to be aimed deliberately at civilian targets

Junta warplanes killed at least a dozen civilians and damaged hospitals and schools over the past two weeks in a series of airstrikes in Chin, Rakhine, Mon and southern Shan states, according to local sources and human rights advocates. 

At least two civilians were killed and three sustained injuries when the regime’s air force deployed 500-pound bombs in a March 22 attack on a hospital in La Ei village, located in southern Shan State’s Pekhon Township, the Karenni Human Rights Group said. 

According to the rights advocacy group, as there had been no recent fighting or resistance presence in the vicinity of the village, the airstrike appeared to be a deliberate, unprovoked attack on civilian targets. 

Pekhon Township shares borders with Demoso and Loikaw townships in Karenni State. Karenni resistance forces have captured some 17 outposts from the Myanmar military in the township since. . .

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