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World heavy fighting in Myanmar on the border with Thailand

09:50  27 april  2021
09:50  27 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

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in Myanmar some armed groups support the opponents of the coup. Underneath are also fighters of the minority of Karen. These now exacerbate the confrontation with the military rulers.

Gegner der Junta in Myanmar nehmen an einem militärischen Training der National Union der Karen (KNU) teil © Reuters Opponents The Junta in Myanmar take on a military training of the National Union of Karen (Knu) Part

in Myanmar, it has come to a foreign item of the army near the eastern border with Thailand to severe disputes. Fighters of the ethnic minority of Karen had taken the base in the early morning, the head of the National Union of Karen (Knu) for Foreign Affairs, Padoh Saw Taw Nee, said. The warehouse had been burned down, over the number of deaths and injured reimbursement is still uncertainty.

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soldiers flee in the jungle

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villagers reported they had seen seven soldiers who fled the jungle towel. According to the KNU spokesman there were clashes in other places, more details he did not name. Even a Thai official representative confirmed the fighting in the border region. "There was fierce fighting at the outpost of the Burmese army against the town of Mae Sam Laep," the official said of the Mae Hong Son province. So far there are no reports of fatalities on the Thai side. Eyewitnesses also report battles at the border flow Salween. Show videos in social media ascending flames and smoke.

Heavy Fighting Between #myanmar Military and #knla Reported This Morning At A Burmese Military Base On Salween River Border with Thai Village of Mae Sam Laep. Witness Said Burma Army's Camp What Burn Down and Gunfire What Very Loud. #whatsenhappeninmyanmar pic.twitter.com/dwaedstdai

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According to the National Union of Karen, at least 24,000 people were so far by the violence of the last weeks , including the air raids of myanmar Army, distributed. They were looking for refuge in the jungle. Some of the more than 20 armed groups Myanmars - including the Knu - support the opponents of the military Junta. These groups estimates a third of the Territory Myanmar, mainly in the border regions. Because of the violence after the coup from the beginning of February, thousands of people from Myanmar have fled to Thailand and India.

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Thousands poised to flee to Thailand due to violence in Myanmar .
Thai foreign ministry says 2,267 Myanmar civilians had crossed into Thailand as of early Friday since fighting erupted.Karen rebels and the Myanmar army have clashed near the Thai border in the weeks since Myanmar’s generals deposed an elected government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, displacing villagers on both sides of the border.

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