Fights between Myanmar junta and ethnic armies intensify, seven-hundred refugees flee to Thailand

Possibly around seven-hundred refugees from Myanmar fled to Thailand’s Tak province to flee violence following clashes between the state navy and the prominent ethnic armed wing of the Karen National Union within the town Lay Kay Kaw close to the Thai border. A government official who spoke to AFP reporters stated Thai officers have supplied food and shelter to the seven hundred refugees.
Myanmar’s shadow authorities, also referred to as the National Unity Government, made a statement saying they’re ready to have interaction with the Thai authorities and worldwide group to reply to folks in want in Lay Kay Kaw. The Karen Women’s Organisation’s basic secretary, Naw K’nyaw Paw, says “more than 1,000 individuals had been permitted to cross after community leaders negotiated with Thai officials.”

Effortless began on Wednesday, a day after state media claimed that junta troopers had infiltrated Karen territory and arrested numerous dissidents, including a former MP from Aung San Suu Kyi’s deposed administration. The Karen National Union has been a powerful opponent of the February 1 coup and has supplied refuge to dissidents preventing to overthrow the federal government. There have been numerous violent and lethal clashes between the state army and the union’s armed wing along the Thai border..

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