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- February 17, 2024
The Arakan Army (AA)
revealed that three military vessels sank during the naval battle on Kaladan
river in Kyauktaw township of Rakhine State and many individuals survived by
swimming were also rescued by the AA members.
On 8 February, the AA launched a massive attack on three naval vessels transporting junta soldiers from Kyauktaw MOC-9 and 376th battalion through Kaladan river at Ah Pauk Wa village area. The vessels were carrying more than 500 soldiers along with their families.
According to the AA, the final 30-minute were given to the soldiers to leave the vessels, but they started firing on AA fighters. When it was retaliated over 10 soldiers were killed.
Many individuals, who
survived by swimming, were later rescued by the AA fighters. One Arakanese
fighter lost his life during the rescue operation.
During a naval battle on 7
and 8 February, the military vessels faced significant damages. The soldiers
were asked to surrender three times by loudspeakers raising white flags. But
the soldiers refused to comply with it and tried to defend their vessels.
All soldiers and their
families, who had surrendered following the Rakhine and Paletwa regions
offensives which began on 13 November, have been kept under the AA custody with
care. The statement also added that the prisoners of war are treated according to