23 January 2023
SAC operations in Tabayin township
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On 23 January 2023, SAC forces reportedly entered several villages located at the border of Ye-U and Tabayin townships, and set at least 10 villages alight. On 24 January 2023, sources including Khit Thit News and Radio Free Asia reported that SAC forces burnt Nyaung Hla village, which was home to over 900 households, for the third time since January 2022. The fire resulted in the damage and destruction of hundreds of civilian homes, rice paddies, and a rice mill. Farm animals and an elderly woman were also reportedly killed. In total, between 23 and 28 January 2023, ten villages allegedly experienced fires.