Observing the tense activities near the Khun Yuam district, the central monitoring body reported that the Myanmar Army has been actively engaged in aerial surveillance along the border area. Furthermore, consistent sightings of military operations led by Myanmar soldiers have been noted in neighbouring territories such as Mueang and Mae Sariang districts, amplifying concerns over the escalating situation in the region.
According to the information gathered, the number of Myanmar refugees seeking asylum has risen significantly. An estimated total of 8,852 individuals hailing from Myanmar have found temporary shelter within the boundaries of Mae Sariang, Khun Yuam, and Pang Moo districts. These refugees are housed across five different shelters, their lives disrupted by the ongoing conflict in their home country.
Simultaneously, an insider from the Karenni Army shared grave updates about the increasing hostilities. As per the source, an attack was orchestrated by the Myanmar Army on three settlements located in the Loikaw township of Kayah, resulting in injuries among the local Karenni troops. Aerial bombings have been unleashed from tactical positions close to the military base in Pang Moo district, a strategic move to counteract a potential Karenni offensive.
The source further warns of an escalation in violence, as the Myanmar Army prepares for an additional series of airstrikes scheduled for the upcoming Friday. These military actions will be executed in the vicinity of their outpost, located opposite the Mae Hong Son’s Mueang district. Such an intense outpouring of aggression has put the surrounding regions on high alert, raising concerns for the safety of both the resident population and the swelling number of refugees.
As the tension continues to surge, inhabitants of districts like Mae Sariang, Khun Yuam and Pang Moo brace themselves for the intensifying conflict looming in their borders. Their lives delicately hanging in the balance, the world watches in anticipation of what the future holds for these fraught territories and the unfortunate victims affected by this ongoing strife.