Myanmar army troops torch hundreds of houses in Myingyan Township

A junta column raided villages on the east bank of the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay Region in response to resistance attacks on army bases and pro-junta militias

The Myanmar army carried out retaliatory arson attacks on civilian homes in Myingyan Township, Mandalay Region on Saturday and Sunday after resistance groups attacked regime-controlled bases and villages.

According to local sources, fighting is ongoing along the east bank of the Ayeyarwady River after fires set by junta forces destroyed more than 300 houses in five villages. 

On Saturday, junta troops torched more than 60 houses in Sin Chaung (South) village, more than 70 in Sin Chaung (North) village, and an unknown number in Nyaung To, according to Sai Ja Lu, a leader of the Myingyan Township People's Defense Team (PDT). 

On April 21, they burned 200 houses in Kaing village and an unknown number in Yan Ta Po village, he said.  

Myingyan District is a relative stronghold for the armed resistance to the military regime. 

Battalion 2 of the Myingyan District People. . .

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