Myanmar battle surge: Over 3,300 refugees search shelter in Thailand

The battle in Myanmar‘s Kayah State has led to a new surge of refugees looking for shelter in Thailand. Provincial Governor Chettha Mosikkharat confirmed that Thai authorities have rescued 3,342 refugees who fled the border warfare.
The fighting in Kayah State includes the Karenni Army (KA), backed by the People’s Defence Forces (PDFs) and the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force (KNDF), and started with an assault on Mae Jae Police Station and three military bases. This escalation in the Myanmar conflict adopted a previous KA operation which captured no much less than three bases near Tambon Khun Yuam in the Khun Yuam district, Bangkok Post reported.
Mere , Minister of Internal Affairs for Kayah State, reported that the attack on Mae Jae occurred across from Thailand’s Baan Sao Hin in Mae Hong Son province. Consequently, an influx of refugees entered the province by way of Mae Sariang and Khun Yuam districts. Governor Chettha famous that three,034 people sought refuge in Baan Sao Hin in Mae Sariang district, while another 308 fled to Baan Pha Tho and Baan Pha Khe in Khun Yuam district’s Tambon Mae Khee.
Efforts to assist the refugees have been undertaken by Mae Hong Son’s Provincial Border Operation Centre, which is working in collaboration with soldiers, volunteers, and the sub-district Administrative Office (SAO). In addition, the Naresuan Force and provincial administrative officers are monitoring the continued conflict, standing ready to assist Thai nationals if necessary. Governor Chettha additionally talked about that reconnaissance planes from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) are being ready..

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