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Rakhine’s Rathidong town has been captured by the Arakan Army

The Arakan Army, a rebel group, has taken over the city of Rathidong in Rakhine state from Myanmar’s junta government. Last Sunday night, at least 200 soldiers of the Junta forces fled after two weeks of intense fighting.

33 minutes in Rakhine, Meanwhile, 21 mortar shells exploded across the Bangladesh border last Sunday night. A few villages of the Teknaf border on the other side were shaken by this.

The Irrawaddy, a news outlet founded by Myanmar’s exiled journalists, reported on Monday that the Arakan Army had captured the town of Rathidong. US-based radio “Radio Free Asia” also reported this news.

The Irrawaddy News quoted the Arakan Army as saying that the junta is using the Rohingyas who have joined the conscription law as human shields to control the areas under their control. Bombing is being carried out by land and sea as well as by air. But the junta forces could not survive in Rathidong. At least 200 soldiers deployed in the headquarters of three separate infantry units of the junta have fled by boat after losing a nearly two-week battle against the Arakan Army. They left the weapon while leaving.

Meanwhile, Prothom Alor Teknaf correspondent quoted local sources as saying that the Arakan Army attacked the Myanmar Border Guard Force (BGP) sector in Nakpura area last Sunday evening in Rakhine across the Bangladesh border. BJP also countered.