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Arakan Army claims seizure of town near Bangladesh border

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Published: 22:57, 18 May 2024  
Arakan Army claims seizure of town near Bangladesh border

The Arakan Army (AA) has said it has complete control of Buthidaung Township near the Bangladesh border after the regime’s Strategic Military Command in the northern Rakhine State town fell on Saturday.

The AA said it also seized all the township’s remaining junta strongholds, including Light Infantry Battalions 234, 345 and 352, Artillery Battalion 378 and a logistics and engineering battalion on Saturday.

Clashes continue outside Buthidaung town with the AA chasing retreating junta soldiers, recent Rohingya recruits and Rohingya armed groups who have allegedly been fighting with the regime.

The AA warned residents to be alert to fleeing junta troops.

The group said it seized four Light Infantry Battalion headquarters and two border guard bases in the township this week.

 

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