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AA successfully captures Kyauktaw’s 374th battalion

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 31 January 2024
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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 under MOC-9.

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.

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