Nearly 270 civilians died during the fighting in Rakhine State Nearly 270 civilians died during the fighting in Rakhine State

Nearly 270 civilians died during the fighting in Rakhine State

Nearly 270 civilians died during the fighting in Rakhine State
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Within six months of the resurgent battle in Rakhine State, the Military Council Army's aviation, The Rakhine Army's (AA) Humanitarian and Development Cooperation Office (HDCO) announced on May 27 that 268 civilians were killed and 640 injured due to heavy and small arms fire.

The current number is the number of civilian casualties between November 13, 2023 and May 13, 2024.

Among these, Minpya Township had 56 dead and 172 injured, and was the township with the most civilian casualties. In North U Township, there were 42 dead and 72 injured, the second highest number of casualties, according to the statement.

He also said that currently, the Military Council Army is carrying out aerial bombardment and targeted attacks with heavy weapons on civilian residential areas.

As a result of the fighting, the number of people who have fled their homes has also increased, and the current number of war refugees has reached more than five hundred and seventy thousand (57,2300), according to the statement.

Most war refugee camps also lack food, medicine He also said that there is a need for emergency humanitarian assistance such as shelter.

The military council has yet to make a statement regarding this statement, and RFA contacted U Hla Thein, the Rakhine state spokesperson for the military council, by phone, but he did not receive an answer.

Within six months of the resurgent battle, the Rakhine Army (AA) has occupied nine townships in Rakhine State and Palatwa Township in Chin State. Currently, including Ann Township, where the Western Region Military Headquarters is based, gourd mountain Fighting continues in Maungdaw and Thandu townships.

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