Myanmar’s fascist troops bomb church and temple

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Fifteen were killed, including several Buddhist nuns and children, when Myanmar’s fascist troops bombed the town of Zayatgyi in Bago region since February 7. The bombings were in retaliation for a raid by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and its armed group allies in the headquarters of the 73rd Light Infantry Battalion and the police in said town.

Three Buddhist nuns and a child were among those reportedly killed when junta planes shelled the Thayet Taw Monastery on February 7. Six residents were confirmed killed in the bombing of the town of Ingyinthar, where the 73rd IB is based. Several children were also reported injured in the indiscriminate bombing. More than 3,500 residents were forced to evacuate.

Before this, 17 were killed when the fascist Tatmadaw bombed a church in the Sagaing region on the morning of January 7. Among the victims were two children, who were with their relatives worshipping at St. Peter Baptist Church in the village of Kanan. At least 20 were reported injured.

Human rights groups have condemned the bombing, which they say is just the latest in a long list of war crimes by the Tatmadaw, the reactionary armed forces that seized political power in 2021.

“The Myanmar military’s deadly attacks on civilians have been relentless,” according to an Amnesty International official. “They should be investigated as war crimes.” He said, it should be raised before the International Criminal Court to hold the perpetrators accountable.

The people of Myanmar have been suffering for three years under the junta, which is not only fascist, but has also brought great hardship to the lives and livelihoods of the Myanmar people.

At least 4,485 civilians have been reported killed in junta attacks. An estimated 2.6 million have been driven from their communities by brutal aerial bombardments.

As early as 2018, before the junta seized power, the Special Advisory Council on Myanmar, a committee set up by the UN, called for the filing of charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Min Aung Hlaing, the coup leader, along with senior military officers for their decades of fascist ravages in Myanmar.

AB: Myanmar's fascist troops bomb church and temple