Rohingya villages a battleground for military clashes

January 16th, 2023  •  Author:   Myanmar Witness  •  1 minute read
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Clashes lead to civilian casualties in Buthidaung township

Key Event Details

  • Location of Incident: Gu Dar Pyin village area (ဂူဒါပြင်), Buthidaung township (ဘူးသီးတောင်မြို့နယ်), Rakhine state (ရခိုင်ပြည်နယ်) [20.753842, 92.5451042].

  • Date/Time of Incident: 

  • Multiple events between 25 September 2022 and 28 October 2022

  • Alleged Perpetrator(s) and/or Involvement: 

  • Arakan Army (AA)

  • State Administration Council (SAC)

  • Conclusions:

  • Active fighting has occurred across Rohingya villages in the Gu Dar Pyin village area (ဂူဒါပြင်).

  • User-generated content (UGC) showing the fighting was analysed by Myanmar Witness.

  • Seven civilians were allegedly wounded, of which five were visible within the analysed UGC.

  • One civilian was allegedly killed. The deceased civilian was visible within the UGC analysed by Myanmar Witness.

Summary

In Rakhine state, clashes between armed forces have occurred in and around Buthidaung township, involving the Arakan Army (AA) and the State Administration Council (SAC). Across September and October, multiple claims of both combatant and civilian casualties were identified, alongside allegations of rape and other potential violations of international law. UGC showing the wounded and dead has been verified by Myanmar Witness.


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