Security troops seize AA terrorist foothold on point 114 hill near Ramong Bridge, Rakhine State that was threatening safety of public transport routes

Security troops seize AA terrorist foothold on point 114 hill near Ramong Bridge, Rakhine State that was threatening safety of public transport routes

Nay Pyi Taw May 8

Security troops discharging security duties in Rakhine State occupied point 114, a dominant hill, near An-Sittway Union High-way and Ramong Bridge in Minbya Township that was a foothold of AA terrorists who were threatening the safety of public transport at about 5 pm today.

Beginning March this year, AA terrorists cut off Kyauktaw-Paletwa route and Matupi-Hsamee-Paletwa route as a means to isolate and block Paletwa. So, security troops took necessary measures to reopen the routes.

Instead of achieving their goals, AA terrorists had to end their missions with a lot of casualties. So, as an attempt to divert the public attention, a large number of AA terrorists launched a surprise attack on a local Tatmadaw training depot at Kanni of Minbya on 23 and 28 March 2020. But, they had to flee again with many casualties as security troops were ready to ward off the attack.   

Having been defeated in all fronts, AA terrorists, with the aim of creating crises for the government and the Tatmadaw, committed terrorist acts of disrupting transpor-tation along Yangon-Sittway Union Highway by taking positions on point 144 hill near Ramong Bridge in Minbya and repeatedly threatening, disrupting and launching attacks without sound reasons on passenger buses, cargo trucks and private cars including  a vehicle with the WHO logo transporting swab samples of quarantined people to Yangon on 20 April evening and a vehicle carrying pesticides of the CPS company on 21 April afternoon.

As AA terrorists are disrupting the transportation route used by the public, security forces took measures to control the area as of 20 April. The security forces managed to capture five stronghold positions of the terrorists near point 144 hill step by step and occupy the entire point 144 hill at about 5 pm this evening due to the relentless efforts made by the security forces by risking lives.

In the incidents, members of the security forces, after sacrificing lives and sustaining injuries, were able to seize bodies and weapons and some accessories of AA terrorists. Continued measures are being taken for local security, transportation safety and controlling the area.

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