Rocket, incendiary bomb, gunfire: Junta airstrike on Magway monastery was precise and premeditated, locals say

In three aerial attacks moments apart, the military bombed the structure, set it ablaze, then strafed the area with bullets

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A lethal junta airstrike targeting a monastery in Magway Region’s Saw Township last week was systematic and likely informed by intelligence gathered by the military, according to accounts from survivors and local rescue workers. 

The aerial attack took place on May 9 in Akyi Pan Pa Lun village, around five miles north of the town of Kyaukhtu. It is claimed as a liberated area by the anti-junta People’s Defence Force (PDF), whose members were attending a meeting alongside civilians in the monastery at the time of the assault.

At least 15 people were killed and 34 others—including. . .

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