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319 civilians killed, 8500 buildings destroyed in 6 months of Arakan conflicts

Thinzar New, Narinjara News, 8 June 2024


During the last six months of  Arakan conflicts, 319 civilians were  killed, and over 8,500 buildings, including private houses, were destroyed, said U Khaing Thukha, spokesperson of the United League of Arakan (ULA/AA).


He revealed all the information during the ninth press conference and added that the figure covered the period from 13 November (when the gun fighting resumed in Arakan) to 8 June.


At least 1,146 people sustained injuries from the artillery shells fired by the junta forces and 452 individuals were arrested.


Among the damaged buildings there are 19 schools, 9 hospitals and 61 religious structures included. Even 13 bridges were also destroyed, stated U Khaing Thukha.


Buthidaung township witnessed the largest number of disruptive incidents.


The Arakha Army (AA) commander-in-chief general Twan Mrat Naing disclosed in a recent media interview that 2,322 houses  belonging to Arakanese and other ethnic groups, 550 houses of Muslims, 12 monasteries, one mosque, two Hindu temples and two churches were destroyed due to the arson attacks in Buthidaung locality.


In May alone, the junta soldiers  killed 256 individuals across Myanmar, where Arakan recorded the highest number of casualties, stated the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).


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