- Web Master
- February 17, 2024
In a press statement issued on 23 November, the AA
claimed that during the battles on 21 & 22 November in Pauk Taw locality,
the junta troops lost 48 lives. Moreover, the AA members could capture some
weapons and military equipment’s including the drones, it added.
On 16 November, a
number of civilians including monks, elderly people, pregnant women and
children were kidnapped by the junta forces to use them as human against the AA
Earlier, on 21 November, the AA rescued 120 hostages.
Continuing its mission, the AA members attacked the junta forces and
successfully rescued the second batch.
All the rescued individuals are being transported to
safer places, added the statement.
On 21 November, the first day of offensive, more
than 30 junta soldiers were killed in three places. On the second day, 18 soldiers were neutralised and 18
were injured in three places under Pauk Taw township.
The AA asserted that efforts are being made to ensure
the safe release of remaining hostages from the custody of junta soldiers.
Pauk Taw is located about 20 miles east of Sittwe and
it has a population of about 30,000. The
members have been fighting against the Burmese army personnel to bring the town
under its control.