Rakhine region: On Sunday (September 25) starting from 12 pm, the military fired heavy weapons toward Guda Pyin (Gudam Para) village in Buthidaung. The military argued that Arakan Army (AA) members are stationed in the village. As a result Rohingyas of Guda Pyin Village were forced to flee the village.
A Rohingya from Buthidaung, who declined to be named, told Rohingya Khobor (RK) that in the night of September 24, the largest armed forces came in the village and forcefully stationed to some of the residences by kicking out the house owners. After stationing for a while, those armed forces left the village.
“But from the noon of September 25, the military forces started firing to Guda Pyin village targeting the villagers in the name of attacking to AA,” another Rohingya said.
Due to heavy shelling toward Rohingya villages, the villagers of Guda Pyin and Tha Yet Taung village tract are being forced to flee to other villages in search of life protection.
It has been learnt that the weapons which are being used by AA and military during the clash are falling in the Rohingya village that caused a great lost to Rohingyas, according to local people..
In addition, on September 23, a Rohingya was killed and six were severely injured in a clash between AA and military at Thabeik Taung village of Buthidaung. It has also been reported that on Friday night the military flared up the houses in the village that resulted Rohingyas fled the village considering life security.
“Despite our earning source cut through tightening movement, both AA and military are tactfully using Rohingya villages as their battle field in order to throw out the remaining Rohingyas from ancestral Arakan (Rakhine) state,” a Rohingya from Buthidaung told RK.