violence Myanmar | 07 September 2023

Myanmar: Three church staff killed amid continued fighting

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As IISS reported on 5 August 2023, the Myanmar army (aka Tatmadaw) razed an estimated 53,000 homes in the country’s central Dry Zone between May 2021 and May 2023. According to the Myanmar Information management Unit (accessed 30 August 2023): “The Dry Zone covers more than 54,000km, encompassing 58 townships which span from lower Sagaing region, to the western and central parts of Mandalay region and most of Magway region.”  Meanwhile, Christians continue to be abducted and killed, as happened to three deacons from the Presbyterian Church in the town of Mindat, Chin State, on 16 July 2023 (Radio Free Asia, 2 August 2023).

World Watch Research analyst Thomas Muller comments: “Although the Dry Zone is not the region where the highest number of Christians are concentrated, the report still gives a good impression of the tactics the Tatmadaw is applying, with Christians continuing to be abducted and killed.”


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