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- February 13, 2024
Myanmar is in the throes of an insurgency on multiple fronts, where allied
anti-junta groups backed by a pro-democracy parallel government have seized
control of several military posts and towns. It is the biggest challenge the
junta has faced since it mounted a coup against an elected government in 2021.
A spokesperson for the Arakan Army (AA) said on Sunday it had conquered
Paletwa, a port town on the Kaladan river that is key to trade with
"Regarding border stability issues, we will cooperate at our best with
neighbouring countries," said AA spokesperson Khine Thu Kha in a
statement, adding the group will take over administration and law enforcement
in the area.
A spokesperson for the junta did not respond to a request for comment.
Reuters could not independently verify the AA's claim.