Myanmar junta troops torch 370 homes in Sagaing village

More than 1,500 residents were forced to flee the raid on Inn Sa village.

Residents flee the village of Inn Sa, Myanmar, after junta troops burned nearly all of the 410 homes there. Credit: Citizen journalist photos


The remains of Inn Sa village.


Residents flee Inn Sa.


Two monks join the exodus from Inn Sa.


Most of the village of Inn Sa was burned to the ground by junta troops.


Smoke rises from the village of Inn Sa.


Residents flee Inn Sa.


Residents flee Inn Sa.


Some of the nearly 1,500 residents of Inn Sa flee the junta raid.

Myanmar junta troops on Friday torched more than 370 in Inn Sa, a village 20 miles northwest of Sagaing city. About 100 soldiers took part in the raid, which forced more than 1,500 residents to flee.

Opposition forces in northern Sagaing region have put up some of the fiercest resistance to junta rule since Myanmar’s February 2021 coup d’etat and the military has responded with a heavy handed offensive. 

According to the independent research group Data For Myanmar, since the military coup, nearly 48,000 houses in Sagaing region had been burned down as of mid-March. At least 500,000 people have fled conflict in Sagaing since the takeover.


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