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Army airstrikes in Myanmar .. Thousands flee to Thailand?

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Myoshakope (Thailand): Thousands of people fleeing Myanmar military airstrikes have fled to Thailand, international observers say. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 people have entered Thailand, especially from the northern province of Karen. It appears that the Thai military has begun operations to deport all of them. Thai officials say there is insecurity along the border. Thai Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denied reports that refugees are being deported. He said he was ready to provide shelter for them. Tensions in Myanmar have been escalating day by day since the military overthrew the Aung San Suu Kyi-led democratic government on February 1. More than 100 protesters were killed in a single day of gunfire by the army last Sunday. An estimated 510 protesters have been killed so far. There were also concerns in some places on Tuesday that the army would not be afraid of attacks.

Free Burma Rangers officer Dave Yubank said the Myanmar army carried out three airstrikes on Sunday. One child was seriously injured in the attack. More than 2,500 people have fled into the northern Thai border state of Mayheong, according to a media agency. Hundreds of people are said to be crossing the river border. The youths were said to be crossing the border carrying luggage and boxes. The Karen National Liberation Army, on the other hand, seems to have launched a counterattack. A guerrilla bomb blast near a military outpost on Saturday morning killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded eight others, according to an online news agency. The organization has been demanding for some time that Karen be given more autonomy.

Thousands flee to thailand after Myanmar Army air strike

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