- Web Master
- February 28, 2024
The military junta has
imposed the curfew in Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State, on the night
of Thursday amid escalating military activities in the Rakhine region of
The residents informed that
Sittwe comes under the curfew from 9 pm to 4 am. The curfew was declared
by the administrators belonging to junta by 5 pm.
"They moved around the
city in a trishaw and announced the curfew with loudspeaker and hand-held
speakers. The ward administrators also warned the people who move out during
the night hours. The curfew is enforced in the Sittwe municipal areas with some
adjacent rural areas too," said a resident.
The Arakan Army (AA)
initiated an offensive against the junta's divisions and battalions stationed
in various Rakhine townships leading to intense clashes.
Currently, the AA fighters
are engaged with attacks against the battalions based in Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, and
Minbya townships. Several battalions have been captured by the AA members. The
repercussion has finally reached Sittwe which prompted the residents to
flee for safer places.
The residents can hear the
sound of gunfire and military aircrafts taking round in their localities.
"During the night
hours, we can hear the noise of passenger aircrafts landing along with the
military aircrafts taking off and later landing. Additionally, we hear the
sound of gunfire every night," said a local resident.
Lately, the junta forces
have positioned themselves under Satt Yoe Kya bridge and near South Korea Port
bridge as both the points give access to the people with waterways in Sittwe.