Location of Incident: Hpar Lai Nang Pei (ဖါလိုင်နန်းပဲ) (also known as Warisu Palai (ဝါရီဆူးပလိုင်)) [19.720360, 97.094048] and Moe Bye town (မိုးဗြဲမြို့) (also spelt Moebye or Mobye), Pekon Township (ဖယ်ခုံမြို့နယ်), southern Shan state (ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်တောင်ပိုင်း) [19.744369, 97.093033].
Date/Time of Incidents: Multiple dates
Armed clashes: 8-12 September 2022
Attack on the Pagoda: 16 September 2022
Alleged Perpetrator(s) and/or Involvement:
State Administration Council (SAC)
People’s Defence Force (PDF)
Karenni National Defence Forces (KNDF)
Karenni Revolutionary Union (KRU)
Urban Revolutionary Front (URF)
Karenni Generation Z (KGZ)
Summary of Investigation:
Clashes in Moe Bye lasted for five consecutive days and led to the destruction of residential, commercial and public structures and allegedly the death of a child.
SAC troops appear to have occupied Mary Mother of God church (ဘုရား၏သန့်ရှင်းသော မယ်တော်ဘုရားကျောင်း).
Myanmar Witness has verified the presence of Chinese made K-8 fighter jets, which were spotted above the town on several occasions.
At least four people, including two children, were allegedly killed as shells hit the Mwedaw Pagoda (မွေတော်ဘုရား) on 16 September 2022.
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