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2 more military camps in Rathedaung found deserted


  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 25 November 2023
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 Ah Ngu Maw border guard station and Taung Oo military camp in western Rathedaung, 20 miles north of Rakhine State capital Sittwe have been found deserted by the soldiers in fear of Arakan Army members.

 

It is reported that around 100 junta soldiers and border guard policemen from the Ah Ngu Maw camp were taken to Sittwe on the night of 24 November.

 

"They ran away by 11 pm. I believe there were more than 100 individuals in Ah Ngu Maw border guard station. They all were taken away by a navy ferry. Thus the camp was abandoned," said a local resident.

 

Another 100 also left Taung Oo military camp.

 

"It's true that the soldiers left the camp, but I don't know exactly when they left," said a local woman.

 

A Rakhine military analyst said that it is possible to reinforce the soldiers and border guard policemen in Sittwe or Pauk Taw townships. Both the camps were closer to Dom Pei and Chang Khli camps, which are now under the control of AA since 14 November.

 

At least 40 camps, outposts and army bases belonging to the Burmese army have been abandoned by the junta forces in Rakhine State since the AA resumed its offensive against the soldiers on 13 November.

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