The Myanmar military’s campaign of terror, which began after a coup sparked widespread resistance, is getting worse, a Times investigation found. There were nearly twice as many military airstrikes reported in April, May and June as in the first three months of the year.
The opposition and its allied forces currently control large swaths of the country. As they have gained ground, the military has resorted to increasing air attacks — many of which have hit civilians.
The military is trying to punish civilians for any perceived support of the opposition, one expert said. Since the coup in February 2021, the military and its allies have killed at least 3,452 people, according to the U.N.