Khaing Roe La | DMG
30 November, Myebon
The Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army were fighting near Sanyin village in Myebon Township yesterday, according to local sources.
A clash broke out on Yangon-Sittwe road in Myebon Township yesterday morning and the Tatmadaw troop was supported by a helicopter attack, a local resident from Sanyin village said.
“Two helicopters attacked mountain ranges east and west of the village. These areas are located along Yangon-Sittwe road. Helicopters attacked twice at mountain ranges near Chaung Kauk paddy field and Hinkhayaw village at about 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.,” an anonymous Sanyin villager said.
Villagers were reportedly hiding for their safety during the helicopter attack.
“Local people reported to me that skirmishes near Sanyin, Nyaung Kan and Hinkhayaw villages are fierce and the Tatmadaw attacked with helicopters. I don’t have all the details yet,” said Arakan State Hluttaw MP U Aung Win (Myebon Township).
The DMG phoned spokesperson of the Western Command Colonel Win Zaw Oo to seek comment on the fighting, but he could not be reached. He previously said that the Tatmadaw would use air strikes if it was required to do so.