True information related to attacks of AA insurgents on the camp taking security measures of Yangon-Sittwe Union Highway released
NAY PYI TAW August 29
Social networks and illegal websites posted fake news on 28 August 2019, saying that Linmwe-taung Camp of the Tatmadaw was occupied along with a large number of arms/ammunition in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State.
The true event was that a large strength of AA insurgents opened fire at Linmwetaung mobile camp, which was taking security measures on Yangon-Sittwe Union Highway and prevalence of law and order in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, from the north and south of the camp with the use of heavy and small arms at about 4 am on 28 August. As the Tatmadaw troops bravely carried out counter-attacks despite imbalance of forces, the insurgents retreated to the southeast and the northwest at about 7 am.
In the incident, six dead bodies in civvies, four M-22s, one submachine gun, eight grenades, 295 rounds of M-22, nine magazines and one Energa grenade were seized from AA insurgents. In performing appropriate security operations along the route of the enemy at about 11 am today, the Tatmadaw columns seized one white Nissan car, one body in civvies, one Energa grenade and one grenade at the roadside of the union highway, 2,000 metres south of the camp.
It is found that AA insurgents disguising themselves as civilians often attack Tatmadaw columns and stations and use private cars to carry injured insurgents or arms and ammunition.
Social network and illegal websites are found to be posting fake news about the northeastern part of Shan State and Rakhine State with the intention of panicking and misleading the people and harming regional peace and stability. The Tatmadaw True News Information Team is releasing news in real time about military operations and special cases in those regions. The people and media are therefore warned against fake news and rumours and not to believe them.