WALE, Thailand : One afternoon in June last year, teachers and students at a school in a small village along the border between Myanmar and Thailand were sent into panic when a fighter jet appeared in the sky.
Villagers in the Thai village of Wale watched as the aircraft circled overhead before opening fire on the Myanmar side of the border.
Residents from Myanmar fled into Thailand as they screamed. Students at the school were evacuated into bomb shelters.
Since the country's military coup in 2021, the fighter jet belongs to Myanmar's armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and is attacking the outposts of ethnic minority insurgent armies in a conflict that has intensified since the country s military coup in 2021.
The Thai Air Force had to scramble two fighter jets of its own to intercept the Myanmar aircraft, as well as causing terror on both sides of the border.