- Web Master
- February 17, 2024
The Arakan Army (AA)
captured the entire 374th light infantry battalion based in Kyauktaw of Rakhine
State on 30 January.
"The AA fighters have
successfully captured the entire 374th battalion under MOC-9 on Tuesday
despite the junta forces' continuous airstrikes," said a statement
issued by the AA.
All the major Rakhine towns like Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya, etc are witnessing intense clashes between the junta forces and AA fighters every day. In Buthidaung, Maungdaw and Ramree (Yanbye) townships, sporadic skirmishes are occurring.
Due to the AA's offensive aiming to seize the junta's
important battalions in Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya, and Rathedaung townships,
the intensity of fighting is increased.
Despite continuous airstrikes by the junta forces,
the AA fighters could capture the entire 374th battalion based in Kyauktaw
On 28 January, the AA
fighters courageously captured the 380th battalion under MOC-9 located in
Minbya township. It happened even though the junta used all three forces namely
the army, navy and air force.
Now the offensive to capture the remaining battalions
in Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships is going on. The AA leadership
expressed full confidence that all junta camps would be captured.
In Ramree township, instead of engaging in skirmishes, the junta forces this week devastated the entire town with airstrikes and artillery shells.
Over 120 junta soldiers, arriving in Ramree township
as reinforcements and joined by remaining troops, engaged in clashes with the
AA fighters. There were casualties on both sides. The AA fighters have seized
ammunition and military equipment, including materials airdropped yesterday.
The conflict in Ramree town is expected to intensify in the coming days.
The AA statement further declared that every military
camp, which oppressed the Rakhine people for all the years, as well as the
remaining camps will be targeted in the coming days.