Myanmar military fighter jets shell KNU headquarters

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YANGON, Myanmar – The fighter jets shelled the headquarters of Kayin National Union, located in Mutayaw district, and one house was burnt down, resulting in civilian casualties, according to the Kayin Information Center.

After the air strike, 2000 local people fled to neighboring Thailand to take the shelter, but Thailand’s government deported them back to Myanmar.

Earlier this week, the fifth regiment of the insurgents captured the Themuhtar base of the Myanmar military.

Kayin National Union, one of the armed ethnic groups in Myanmar, has been fighting for self-determination under rights set out in international law.

By Htay Win
Photo credit KNC