Junta forces brutal operation in Rakhine, 50 dead

Last Updated on June 8, 2024 10:34 am

At least 50 people have been killed in an army raid on a village in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine. Local residents and anti-junta groups said the operation was carried out last week.

An eyewitness told the BBC, “The army carried out brutality in that village for two and a half days. Villagers were blindfolded and tortured. Some were doused with burning petrol, while others were forced to drink urine.

Army personnel raided the village in search of Arakan Army (AA) supporters. Because the armed group has emerged as one of the forces in the fight against the junta. The National Unity Government (NUG), which represents Myanmar’s ousted government, said 51 people aged between 15 and 70 were killed after brutal torture.

The Arakan Army says the death toll is more than 70. However, the ruling military junta government has denied these allegations. A woman of that village said, “The men of the village were asked by the army whether the people of Arakan Army had come to the village or not.” Whatever answer they gave, they were being beaten.

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