Within a day of the start of fighting in Rakhine State, a total of nearly 40 military council border guard camps and police stations were abandoned, according to Rakhine Army AA. “We, the military of the military council, There are some that have occupied police stations. Also, today at 7 o’clock in the morning, Changkhali Border Guard Station was captured. The missile camp has already been occupied since yesterday,” said Rakhine Army AA spokesperson U Khaing Thukha.
In one day on November (13), the Military Council abandoned a total of nearly (40) border guards and police stations under them, and military council troops from 3 police stations went to join the nearby military council camps, Rakhine Army AA reported on November 14.
Regarding the current fighting situation in Rakhine State, ALP secretary general Major Khaing Thurein said, “There is nothing to say about the current fighting. Everything happened at the right time. It is best if there are no fights. When it happens, we have to choose the best. I have to do my best until I can. We are also prepared for these situations. I don’t want to talk about this in detail,” he told Tongsan Media.
According to Rakhine Army, 10 soldiers including Major Thant Zin Tun (Lieutenant Commander) and Captain Phyo Zeya Hlaing (Platoon Commander) of Sittwe-based Khmer (344th) Battalion were captured as prisoners of war during the 2 battles that took place in Min Pya Township and 1 soldier in the battle of Maungdaw. “We will take care of them and help them to reunite with their families,” he said. On Tuesday, AA troops attempted to seize two large junta bases in Paletwa Township but faced regime shelling and airstrikes.
During these battles, the military council’s ammunition, As many as 24 soldiers, including the deputy platoon commander, were killed and 6 Arakan soldiers from the Rakhine Army were also reported to have been killed. Junta bases shelled civilian areas in Rathedaung, Minbya, Kyauktaw, Ponnagyun, Mrauk U and Sittwe townships on Monday night, according to media reports.