More AA terrorists and supporters arrested in An, Taungup townships of Rakhine State thanks to information given by those wishing peace and tranquility of the region but acts of AA terrorists
Nay Pyi Taw April 5
AA terrorists in disguise of civilians residing in villages are committing unlawful terror acts to blow up mines to management convoys of the Tatmadaw, ration transport vehicles and vessels of carrying project materials, interrupt links of road transportation and forcibly recruit new members in villages.
Local Rakhine ethnics, who wish to restore peace and tranquillity of the region and do not prefer acts of AA terrorists, informed the officials concerned about moves of AA terrorists. Security forces searched and arrested AA terrorists and those related to AA terrorists and take action against them in accordance with the law.
According to the information given by local people who wish to ensure peace and stability of the region and do not wish entries of AA terrorists to the southern Rakhine State, security forces took security measures and control of the region between Kandeik Village and An Town in North An Village-tract in An Township this morning and arrested AA-8924 Private Lin Naing, aged 22, son of U Than Thar Aung, AA-12777 Private Hla Kyaw Win, aged 27, son of U Maung Tin, AA-12837 Private Khaing Lin Naing, aged 22, son of U Maung Tin and AA-12784 Private Kyaw Win Than, aged 24, son of U Saw Mya from AA terrorists, totalling four without arms.
According to the confessions of the arrestees, the four members joined AA terrorist group in 2019. Private Lin Naing attended the basic new trainee course at Udah camp in KNU 909 military area of Kayin State from February to March in 2019 and remaining three members from April to June 2019. On completion of the training courses, they stayed at Ohhtain Hill, southwest to Darlet Alekyun Village in An Township. During their stay there, they could not stand the hardship as they were forced to dig trenches, carry rations, build bunkers and guard the outpost every day and they lost trust in AA terrorists, they fled the outpost on the evening of 3 April in 2020 when they were detained.
Similarly, based on tips from responsible local Rakhine nationals who are worried about the spread of conflicts and instability caused by violent act of AA terrorists in northern Rakhine State to the southern part of the state and cherish tranquillity and stability of their region, members of security forces launched investigations in Taungup and Maei townships.
Thanks to investigations based on tips from locals, security forces were able to detain five supporters of AA terrorists including U Than Naing aged 46, son of U Than Wai, U Hla Phyu aged 43, son of U Phyu Sein Aung, U Aung Htoo aged 35, son of U Kar Shi, U Myint Aung aged 43, son of U Sein Tin and U Pyone Cho aged 53, son of U Than Wai from Hsarpyin Village in Taungup Township and they were transferred to relevant local police station where further investigations into detailed information are being carried out.
The Tatmadaw has continued to take regional security measures in cooperation with local people for stability, the rule of law and prevention of lawless terrorist acts of AA terrorists in Rakhine State.