soldiers approached, they "started to job function email list run away and we shot them". Corporal Aung admitted that his unit shot and buried fivsetting houses on fire, shouting: "Burn! Burn!" Ang set four buildings on fire. About 60 houses were burnt and the village was e men. "We were also ordered to burn down every big and nice house in the village," he said. Soldiers marched through the village, mostly in ashes, the people interviewed said. Most of the villagers fled, but not all. There is a family living in the center of the village. Thiha said he only enlisted five months before the attack. Like many others, he was recruited from the community and said he had no training.
These hired men are locally known as Anghar-Sit-Thar or "mercenaries". At the time, his monthly salary was quite good at 200,000 kyats (about $100). He remembered clearly what happened in that house. _\ Credit: BBC News Relatives of the girl said they were heartbroken. He saw a teenage girl trapped behind the iron fence of a house they would burn down. "I can't forget her cry, I can still hear it in my ear and remember it in my heart," he said. When he told his captain, he replied, "I told you to kill everyone we saw." So Tiha fired flares into the room.
Ang was also at the scene and heard her cries as she was burned alive. "It sounded heartbreaking. We heard her voice over and over for 15 minutes while the house was on fire," he recalled. The BBC has tracked down the girl's family, who spoke in front of the charred house. Her relative, U Myint, said the girl had mental problems and was kept at home while her parents went to work. "She tried to escape, but they stopped her and let her be burned," he said. She is not the only young woman to suffer at the hands of these soldiers. Tiha said he joined the army for money, but was shocked by what he was forced to do and the atrocities he witnessed. He spoke about a group of young women they arrested in Yemet. The officers handed them over to their subordinates and said, "Do as you wish," he recalls. He said they raped the girls, but he was not involved. We found two of the girls. Pa Pa and Khin Htwe said they