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Clearance Operation Of Myanmar Military Left At Least 80 RohingyaCivilians Dead

RB News
November 14, 2016

Maungdaw, Arakan – Myanmar Military and Border Guard Police (BGP) continued “Clearance Operation” in Dar Gyi Sar, Yay Khae Chaung Khwa Sone, Kyar Gaung Taung and Thu Oo Lar villages in Northern Maungdaw on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 which left many houses burnt down and at least 80 Rohingya civilians dead.

On Sunday at 6:30AM the military and BGP entered into Yay Khae Chaung Khwa Soe village and threatened the villagers. They told them that they would be shot dead if they don’t leave their homes. The houses were shot with launchers and left to burn down once the villagers left. 

No house is left in Dar Gyi Sar village as were burnt down by military and three families were killed in launcher attacks.

“We have about 700 houses in our village. Now no house left in the village. Many of our villagers were killed.” a villager told RB News.

At 10am two boat owners and 8-year-old son of Yunus were shot dead by the Myanmar Navy while crossing the river to reach Tha Yet Oak village while escaping the deadly fire in their village.

The Military entered into Kyar Gaung Taung village and looted as much as they could and forced the villagers to leave their homes. Then they torched the houses in the presence of the villagers. The women said their children were thrown into the fire.  

At about 4pm the military opened fire continuously at a nearby the graveyard in Kyaik Chaung hamlet of Laung Don village tract. A bullet hit the head of 54-year-old Nawzumuddin lives in Fawki Taung hamlet. The man is in critical condition now.

At 4:15PM the Military torched the remaining houses of Rohingya in Wa Baik hamlet of Kyee Kan Pyin village tract. 

A villager told RB News that from 4pm to 5:30pm the military carried weapons from Mawrawaddy village to Kyein Chaung village with two helicopters from the Myanmar Air Force.

The villagers in Kyein Chaung left the village in the morning as the new soldiers were arriving and the soldiers are openly firing without any reason. In the evening the village has been left empty as the rumors spread that they will be attacked. 

The villagers from Thu Oo Lar are also taking refuge in nearby villages and have said that some of their houses were also burnt down.

Watchdogs in Maungdaw said at least 100 are dead and many are injured in two days of continuous launcher attacks by Military in Dar Gyi Sar, Pwint Phyu Chaung, Yay Khae Chaung Khwa Sone, Kyar Gaung Taung and Myaw Taung.

“On Sunday alone more than 80 killed in Yay Khae Chaung Khwa Sone, Dar Gyi Sar and Kyar Gaung Taung. Many children and elderly were killed. As the people are incommunicado, very difficult to make exact causalities. I think the figure will be more if we can make the exact list.” a watchdog said. 

At least 5000 became homeless in two days. They have no shelter, no food. The injured people have no chance for medical treatment. The children are crying due to their hunger.

Report contributed by MYARF.

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