The rebels stationed in Chinpon village retreated by helicopter. Villagers, including detained pre-school children, were released, but about 20 people were killed and motorcycles and cars destroyed. Worst of all, the whole village of Thapye Aye was set on fire.
Villages in Sagaing Division are being set on fire every day, and almost the entire division is full of war refugees. As a result, Burma has fallen below North Korea in the global democracy index. It is a shame.