On 11 March 2020, fierce clashes broke out in Mont Than Pyin, Pyaing Tine and the areas surrounding the strategic hilltop between the Arakan Army and the columns of the Myanmar Army which came to reinforce the Mee-Wa hilltop outpost. In addition, there were also battles in Ponnagyun and Kyauk-Taw townships.
The Myanmar Army fired at our Arakan Army forces with artillery shells and launched airstrikes with fighter jets and military helicopters for the whole day as well as the Burmese battalions occasionally attacked us with the shelling of multiple rocket launchers (MRLs).
As a result of the explosion of artillery shells and Thermobaric Bombs in Mont Than Pyin and Pyaing Tine villages by launching increased airstrikes and shelling heavy multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) of the Myanmar Army, some civilian houses were burnt down. Some women were injured and killed. The Myanmar Army deliberately shot artillery to villages because they not only have horrendous mindsets and racial hatred but also suffered heavy losses.
In these two-day battles on 10 and 11 March 2020, the Arakan Army captured 30 Burmese soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion No.7 based in Phayagyi, Bago Region, under the command of the 77th Light Infantry Division of Myanmar Army including LIB No.7 commander Lieutenant-Colonel Thet Naing Oo, a Medical Officer Captain rank and another Captain. More than 20 Burmese soldiers were killed. We are now trying to capture other escaped enemies in the area.
The Arakan Army was able to completely destroy and defeat the troops of the Light Infantry Battalion No.7 amid heavily shelling of multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) and launching of increased airstrikes.
1. On 10 and 11 March 2020, fierce clashes broke out on the mountain ranges near Pyaing Tine village. The Myanmar Army continuingly attacked us with increased airstrikes for all day and night. Some civilian houses in Pyaing Tine village were burnt down by the rocket attacks from the Burmese fighter jets. Consequently, a woman was killed and many were injured.
2. On 11 March 2020, two battles in a single day broke out at 16:20 pm and at 20:50 pm in the area between Than-pa-ra-dount village and Duk-Phyu village of Kyauk-Taw township.
3. The Arakan Army also clashed with the Myanmar Army at 17:36 pm on 11 March 2020 on the mountain ranges to the north of Fak-Kya village in Ponnagyun township.
Our Arrakha soldiers and heroes who bravely fought for their fatherland of Arakan and people by scarifying their lives during the battle are proudly honoured and greatly recorded.
We are going to retaliate and crack down on the Burmese troops and battalions who are deliberately attacking and killing civilians of Arakan.
Follow-ups battle news and detailed facts about the War on the Burmese War Criminals in Arakan will be updated.