Fighting Erupts in Both Rakhine And Shan States After Myanmar Cease-fire Expires

The Arakan Army claimed Tuesday that its soldiers seized a Myanmar military artillery battery during a battle in Rakhine state’s Myebon township during which 10 government soldiers were killed, in the latest clash between the two sides since a cease-fire expired on the weekend.

Arakan Army (AA) soldiers captured the temporary heavy artillery camp belonging to Artillery Battery No. 373 under the military’s Western Regional Command on Sept. 22 near Taunggyi village, according to a statement issued by the AA .

A photo released by the AA shows a MG42 machine gun, four MA assault rifles, six 60-milllimeter mortar shells, three rocket-propelled grenades, nine combat helmets, and a captain’s uniform among the items seized.

The artillery battery capture was the result of an AA defensive attack in response to assaults from the Myanmar Army's temporary camp since Sept. 21, said AA spokesman Khine Thukha............................


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