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Showing posts with label Mrauk-U. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Arakan Army Raids Myanmar Military Base in Northern Rakhine

The Irrawaddy
By Moe Myint
28 August 2019

An undated photo of fighters from the Brotherhood Alliance—a rebel alliance of the Arakan Army, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army. / Arakan Army Facebook Page


YANGON—A tactical frontline base of the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) was raided and no less than 30 soldiers were killed by Arakan Army (AA) rebels in rural Mrauk-U Township, in northern Rakhine State, at dawn on Wednesday, Arakan Army spokesperson U Khine Thukha told The Irrawaddy.

He said fighting was ongoing between the two sides as of Wednesday evening.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Myanmar rebels storm police base in Rakhine state amid fresh clashes in temple town.

REUTERS
APRIL 10th, 2019


YANGON (Reuters) - Arakan Army rebels overran a police base in Rakhine state, killing two officers and one of their wives, the Myanmar government said on Wednesday, as fresh fighting broke out in a historic Buddhist temple town popular with tourists.

The Information Ministry said around 200 insurgents stormed a police headquarters in Mrauk U before being repelled, but that they abducted four women and three children as they left.

Myanmar Army Launches Helicopter And Jet Strikes in Fierce Fighting in Rakhine State.

RADIO FREE ASIA
2019-04-10


A view of the entrance to the police battalion headquarters in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, March 2019.


The Myanmar military unleashed helicopter and jet strikes in response to the rebel Arakan Army's (AA) on-the-ground attacks on a police residential unit and battalion headquarters believed to contain heavy arms belonging to government troops in war-ravaged Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township, with spokesmen for the two forces releasing competing, imprecise casualty counts.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New curfew imposed in Rakhine State.

MYANMAR TIMES 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2019
NYAN LYNN AUNG


Rakhine ethnic people travel by motorbike in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo - EPA



A curfew was imposed from 9pm to 5am in five townships in northern Rakhine State on Tuesday following clashes between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA), according to the state government.


The state issued a statement signed by Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Phone Tint on Monday that said the curfew had been ordered to enforce the administration, rules and regulations of the government as well as to protect the state’s businesses and economy.

“There is a public curfew in the late evening,” said a state official who asked not to be named.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Civilians hit by Rakhine fighting.

MYANMAR TIMES
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

By CHAN THAR


More than 50 civilians have been killed or are missing due to fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, according to an investigation by the Arakan National Party (ANP).



Led by ANP Vice Chair Daw Aye Nu Sein, a nine-member commission set up on March 20 investigated the fighting in Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships.

The ANP said it would submit a report of its findings next week.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine Estimated to Have Displaced 22,000 People

RFA 
2019-03-27


Members of the Arakan National Party conduct a field visit to a displacement camp in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.
Members of the Arakan National Party conduct a field visit to a displacement camp in western Myanmar's Rakhine state in an undated photo.Photo courtesy of Htun Aung Kyaw


Intense fighting this week between Myanmar forces and the rebel Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine state's Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships has displaced 2,000 villagers, raising the prospect of additional food and water shortages in the war-torn region, relief and disaster management workers said Wednesday.

Monday, March 25, 2019

A police officer killed in Mrauk-U

A police officer killed in Mrauk-U

MYANMARTIMES
Nyan Lynn Aung  25 Mar 2019


A police officer was shot dead by two unknown assailants while he was having dinner at a restaurant near a police station in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, on Saturday night, police said.

Police Inspector Kyaw Kyaw Hla of Tain Nyo police station in Mrauk-U died of gunshot wounds to the head and chest while he was being operated on at hospital, the official said.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Village Administrators in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Resign En Masse Over Detentions

RFA  
2019-03-01
Village-level officials who work for Myanmar's General Administration Department attend a meeting in Mrauk-U township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, Feb. 28, 2019.

A group of village administrators in western Myanmar’s violence-ridden Rakhine state said Friday that they have resigned from their posts, fearing arrest after four other village chiefs were detained by police for allegedly having ties to the rebel Arakan Army (AA) which is fighting the national military in several areas of the region.
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