Ten junta soldiers killed in a clash in Myebon township

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Myebon, 27 November

Ten junta soldiers were killed in a clash between the junta troops and the Arakan Army (AA) in Myebon township, Rakhine State on 24 November, according to the Northern Three Brotherhood Alliance.

The clash occurred  about 3:00 p.m , and 10 junta soldiers were killed and some soldiers surrendered to the AA, according to the statement.

After the AA launched an offensive attack on the military council forces in Buthidaung, Maungtaw, Yathedaung, Minbya and Pauktaw townships on 13 November, the  fighting spread to Myebon township.

At the moment, AA has been rescuing hostage civilians in Pauktaw, Rakhine State, which was attacked by junta’s airstrike and navy, and since the 21 November, and the conflicts are now escalating.

The military council is currently firing artillery shells from the navy, near Rafichap mountain in Pauktaw town, and Sittwe City’s No. 12 police battalion too, causing explosions in the town, and   residential homes were also burnt down, the Three Brotherhood Alliance said.

Moreover, the AA has launched attacks on two strategic hills Taron Aie  and the Nongbu , which are the strongholds of the military council in Paletwa township , since 14 November.

The military council bombed 8 times by jet fighters and helicopters.

 During the battle renewed on 13 November, at least 20 Rakhine locals were killed and at least 50 were injured due to the military council’s artillery shelling, and more than 100 civilians were arrested, according to the statement.

Most the   arrested civilians are from Sittway, Thandwe, Kyaukpyu, Taungup townships.

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 The artillery attacks by the military  on 24 November burnt Ponnagyun town’s market, and the nearby houses also caught fire, forcing the residents to flee.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo – AA

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