Monday, April 22nd 2024

Another military vessel sunk in Minbya

The Arakan Army (AA) has attacked another military vessel belonging to the Myanmar junta, said Three Brotherhood Alliance.

On 7 and 8 February, three military vessels sank in the river. Meanwhile, on 12 February another military vessel was attacked by AA fighters and finally it also sank in  Minbya township of Arakan (Rakhine) State.


According to the local residents, the vessel sank near Kyar Shay Pyin village.  In the afternoon hours, a military jet fighter conducted airstrikes near the village on Minbya-Sun Ye road, where four civilians from Htoke Pinle village sustained injuries.


Clashes between the junta forces and AA fighters continued in Kyaukphyu and Ramree (Yanbye) townships as well as near Aung Tha Pyay village in northern Maungdaw locality along the Arakan -Bangladesh border on Monday.

A skirmish also erupted in Aung Tha Pyay village on 11 February, where  the junta's number 5 border guard police battalion exchanged fires, said a statement of the Three Brotherhood Alliance.


Similarly, artillery shells were launched seven times on Ramree locality from the camp at Thein Taung pagoda hills. The junta's landing craft docked in Kalein Taung river, Tha Lu mouth creek and Pyin Chaung Gyi mouth creek. The number  41 military vessel also fired continuously with small arms from the river bank.


The military vessel fired nine artillery shells on  Ramree areas, resulting in explosions near Aung Dhamma Beikman temple and Ko Yan Taung pagoda hills.


In Kyaukphyu, near Nget Pyaw Chaung village under Kulabar village-tract, clashes between the two armed forces erupted.


At around 9:40 am on 12 February, Three Brotherhood Alliance reported that at least 70 artillery shells were fired from multiple locations like  542nd light infantry battalion (a naval ship docked between Chaung Wa and Gaw Tu villages under Gone Chwein village-tract) and also the vicinity of Nyaung Sein mountain near Pyaing Sae Kay village.


The shells targeted Nget Pyaw Chaung village under  Gone Chwein village-tract and surrounding areas.


At around 10 pm on 11 February, the junta's logistic aircraft carried out airstrikes over Kyauktaw locality, which is completely controlled by the AA. The  surrounding villages were also targeted, following which  7 civilians died in Pike The ward and 9 others were injured.

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