Intense Fighting over 2 days- Arms seized as 105 th Infantry forced to flee in Rakhine State by AA


November 21, 2022. (Narinjara)

The Arakan Army (AA) and the Military Council engaged in fighting in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Paletwa townships, resulted in 10 Military Council troops killed, as well as weapons and ammunition seized, AA said. AA also announced that one of their comrades was martyred, and 5 people were injured. 

AA said that soldiers from the 105th Infantry Battalion under the Military Councils 77th Division, had to flee for their lives in those battles. Military equipment and weapons of the 105th Infantry were seized, 10 soldiers were killed, and 15 others were injured, according to AA’s statement.

As a result of the fighting, five AA fighters were injured, and one Arakan warrior sacrificed his life for the country and people.

During the fighting on November 19, the Military Council used artillery units and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to attack AA’s positions, the statement said.

 These artillery and rocket attacks were launched from Border Guards Force 7 camp in Wat Keyin village of Maungdaw township, the 77th Division’s military camp stationed near Wat Keyin village Khawe Tactical Command Center, where the 11th Division is stationed and the Kyein Chaung-based No. 24 military camp.

 AA also claimed that their positions were still well under control, although there had been airstrikes by Military Council jets in the battle areas in the previous days.

 On November 19, AA responded with artillery barrages at the Military Councils Buthidaung-based 15th Division headquarters. In that process, it can be confirmed that artillery shells fell into the headquarters and exploded, but the exact situation of the casualties is not yet known, AA said.

 The Military Council is stocking up on weapons and ammunition in the Paletwa of Chin  State as well as in Rakhine State, hence the fighting may become more intense, AA said.

(The photo was released by AA along with Statement)

 

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