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- February 26, 2024
The families of junta forces from western command in
Ann and Sittwe townships have been shifted to Naypyidaw, the capital of
"The relocation took
place on 17 and 18 January. I heard they were taken to Naypyidaw," said a
resident of Ann locality.
But he admitted that he has
no details about the number of shifted families.
According to a recent military report, the camps situated at Yaw creek of Ann township faced an attack from the Arakan Army (AA) fighters. Subsequently the junta forces deserted the camp, and currently they are being deployed in Kazukaing.
"Ann locality is full of
forests & mountains. There's a common belief that the western command would
be more vulnerable to AA fighters compared to other towns due to its location,”
added the resident.
The residents from various
wards and villages near the junta battalions in Ann locality have also been
relocated. Many police stations, including that of Tat Taung town were also
withdrawn some time back.
Also in Sittwe, there are
reports that families of junta forces are being relocated on 18 and 19 January.
A businessman closely
associated with the State military council informed Narinjara News that when
Rakhine was peaceful the junta families enjoyed their time in Sittwe.
“At the onset of conflicts,
they promptly shifted their wives and children to Yangon or Naypyidaw. The
remaining military personnel are also facing risks in Sittwe,” added the