Myanmar Military Torched Tedim, the Biggest Town in Chin State
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Myanmar Military Torched Tedim, the Biggest Town in Chin State

Myanmar Military Torched Tedim, the Biggest Town in Chin State

The Chin Brotherhood Alliance (CBA), led by the PDF-Zoland, launched an attack on Myanmar military outposts in Tedim town, located in Northern Chin state, on the early morning of May 27, 2024. The PDF-Zoland has claimed that they seized control of two bases and detained nine of their troops. They also confirmed the loss of one member during the battle.

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Photo: Citizen Journalists

The Myanmar army retaliated to the attacks by deploying helicopters and artillery. Their widespread firing caused extensive damage to numerous residential homes, as well as two churches and some public buildings.

In the aftermath of the attack, local residents sought refuge in nearby towns, villages, and even within  forested areas. A civilian (female) was confirmed killed by an artillery shell launched by Myanmar troops on the evening of May 27, 2024.

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Photo: The Tedim Post

Following their loss of control over the town, Myanmar soldiers withdrew and torched at least 30 residential homes using gasoline, as per eyewitness accounts. The eye-witness indicates that soldiers from Myanmar were seen carrying gasoline and setting fire to buildings. As of May 28th evening no further gun fires were reported; fighting had temporarily ceased for now.

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Photo: The Tedim Post

Tedim town is the largest town in Chin state and the second most populous town after Hakha, the capital city, in Chin state.

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