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Myanmar troops seized an Arakan Army (AA) training camp in Mrauk-U township, including weapons, ammunition, and food reserves, a government military spokesman said, though a representative for the AA denied the claim, suggesting that it was a fabrication. Brigadier General Win Zaw Oo, spokesman for the military’s Western Regional Command which is responsible for Rakhine state, told RFA’s Myanmar Service that the AA set up the base east of Pan Myaung village as a temporary camp while fighting government soldiers. AA spokesman Khine Thukha denied the military’s claim, saying that the AA did not set up any training facilities in the location east of Pan Myaung village, as mentioned in the announcement by the Myanmar military.
Street scene in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: EPA