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2 unarmed border guard soldiers surrendered to AA

Narinjara News, March 22/2023

Two junta’s soldiers who fled unarmed from the border guard camp at Zaydi Daung Pagoda near Zaydibyint Village in Rathidaung Township surrendered to the Arakan Army (AA) in the evening of March 19, said a report of source close to AA.

The camp is located at eastern site of Mayu range near Zaydibyint Village and Kyauk Pandu village mountain road pass and there is a border are about 70 soldiers are stationed.

A local resident said, "Yesterday, they fled. Two soldiers. I know they don't have weapons. I can't confirm their positions or names."

A local close to AA said that the two soldiers only had backpacks and no other weapons.

Regarding this issue, Narinjara contacted Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Kyaw Thura and Rakhine Army (AA) Spokesperson U Khaing Thukha, but they have not any reply.

On March 6, Maungdaw Township South 4 (4) border guards from the 9th Battalion of the Myin Lwet  Border Guard Station fled with their weapons and surrendered to AA.

Last January, three (3) military council soldiers from the (540) battalion based in Mrauk U town and one (1) military council sergeant from the (378) battalion based in Mrauk U also escaped with full weapons.

Similarly, in 2022, some members of the military forces  also ran away unarmed from the Maha Muni Pagoda Hill in Kyauk Taw Township. (NN-7).


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