Tatmadaw’s statement on ambush of AA insurgents

1. Extremist Bengali terrorists launched attacks on border guard police outposts and a military battalion base as well as some ethnic villages in Rakhine State on August 25,2017, and terrorist attacks continue till today. Now is the time the Tatmadaw is trying to protect and evacuate innocent ethnic local people as well as Bengalis and Hindu people in Rakhine who want to live peacefully, and prevent and suppress the terrorist attacks for regional stability.

2. Meanwhile, AA insurgent group staged an ambush on a Tatmadaw column on August 31, 2017. In the attack, some officers and soldiers of the Tatmadaw had sacrificed their lives for the country.

3. Now is the time the government, the Tatmadaw and all the ethnic people are trying their utmost with nationalist awareness not to let break the western gate of Myanmar in response to Rakhine issue, which threatens part of sovereignty of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Tatmadaw strongly censure AA insurgents for their attacks which come at a time when the country is confronted with national issue, and will therefore make decisive retaliatory strikes against them.

Tatmadaw True News Information Team

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