- Web Master
- February 17, 2024
On November 16th, the Arakan Army (AA) issued a latest update
regarding the continuing conflict in its struggle against the Military Council
in Rakhine State.
The AA said that it managed to capture the Pauktaw Township
police station and acquired military equipment, weapons, ammunition, as well as
some banknotes and documents in the early morning at 00:21 a.m. on November
Furthermore, the AA stated that the police personnel who
surrendered were spared, receiving 1 million MMK each, and were assisted in
traveling to their desired destinations.
Following the capture of the police station, a Military
Council helicopter arrived and conducted gunfire in Pauktaw, while Navy vessels
indiscriminately bombarded the surrounding areas.
On that evening, a substantial number of Military Council
troops entered Pauktaw, committing war crimes by killing civilians who were
hiding and attempting to flee, according to the AA.
AA also conveyed its condolences for the loss of civilian
lives and expressed its determination to pursue justice from the Military
Council for targeting civilians in Pauktaw.
Moreover, the AA has reported that the two robust military
bases, Tarunaing and Hnonebu, which function as Tactical Operation Command
Bases for the Military Council in Paletwa Township, are enduring relentless and
aggressive offensives by AA for the third consecutive day, despite adverse
weather conditions with heavy rainfall.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on November 16th, the regime
forces at the Done Nyo military base in Maungdaw Township rejected AA’s
proposal for surrender. Consequently, AA initiated an attack amid heavy
rainfall. The conflict persisted, and at 12:20 a.m., the military council
launched a three-round attack using a jet fighter to defend its base.
Hence, as of November 16th, the military situation indicates
that the AA has launched simultaneous attacks on the military council's
Tarunaing, Hnonebu, and Done Nyo bases.