Myanmar junta’s air, artillery attacks kill six in northern Rakhine State

The attacks were carried out in retaliation for the military’s recent loss of tactical bases in Kyauktaw Township to the Arakan Army

Six civilians were killed in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township on Wednesday after Myanmar’s military unleashed a series of air and artillery assaults in retaliation for its recent loss of bases in the area, according to the Arakan Army (AA).

In a statement released early Thursday, the group said the victims were living in two villages near the town of Kyauktaw, which has been largely under the AA’s control since late last week.

“An artillery shell killed a 52-year-old man in Thayet Tapin [and] an airstrike at around 5pm killed five internally displaced persons near the village of Weygyi Dunk, leaving many others injured,” the group said in its statement.

A video of the aftermath of the airstrike obtained by Myanmar Now shows a man looking at a boy lying in a pool of blood while a woman cries, “Mother, mother!” over a woman being. . .

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