Regime Airstrikes Kill Civilians In Katha

By Network Media Group
Friday, January 20, 2023

Seven villagers from Moe Tar Lay were killed by regime jet fighters in Katha Township, Sagaing Region.

A resident said on condition of anonymity that shells hit a house in the village northeast of Katha town on the banks of the Irrawaddy River during a “donation ceremony”, killing the villagers and injuring others. Several other houses were also damaged, the man said.

Another anonymous source told the NMG that at least six houses were damaged. He suggested that more than seven people may have died after the fighter jets dropped 500 lb bombs on the village. “They usually attack civilians when they themselves have many fatalities.”

According to the northern branch of the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, one of the three fighter jets dispatched from Myitkyina airbase dropped a 500 lb on a house at 6:15pm, Wednesday 18 January, killing the seven people instantly. The group warned civilians to beware of regime attacks in the region especially if they need to travel.

A regime column burned homes during an attack on Moe Tar Lay in 2021.