The Burmese military’s air strikes on the Webula Town in Chin State, Burma Killed Civilians
April 11, 2023
Washington, DC — Around 11 a.m. local Burma time on April 10, 2023, the Burmese military’s airstrikes killed 9 civilians, including a 9-year-old boy and a retired pastor, at Webula town in Falam township of Chin state, Burma. Webula is about 18 miles south of Falam town.
Multiple credible sources confirmed with the Chin Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAM) that the fighter jet dropped two bombs that killed 9 villagers, injured 4 individuals, and destroyed 6 houses. The sources further reported that there were no military conflicts between the Chin forces and the Tatmadaw.
The Chin Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAM) issues the following statement:
- CAM strongly condemns the airstrikes against Webula town. The CAM’s January 2023 Report and the air strikes on the civilians at Webula town have further proved that the State Administration Council’s (SAC) actions constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Therefore, the Min Aung Hlaing-led SAC must be brought to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
- CAM urges the Biden administration to impose sanctions against Major General Than Hteik, Commander of Myanmar’s Northwestern Command based in Monywa, who oversees the Tatmadaw’s atrocities against the Chins in Chin State.
- Our prayers and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the dead and the Webula town.