Category: WhatsHappeningInMyanmar

Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

Government troops in Myanmar have burned most of a village in the country’s central heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta.

Myanmar forces clash with villagers in delta region, media report 20 dead

Myanmar’s security forces clashed with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows during a search for weapons in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday and local media reported as many as 20 people had been killed.

International Red Cross head meets Myanmar junta chief in Naypyitaw

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer has met Min Aung Hlaing, chief of Myanmar’s junta, in the first visit by a senior western official to the capital, Naypyitaw, since the Feb. 1 coup.

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