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Updates: Into Fourth Day of Military Offensives on Rohingya Population in Northern Arakan

RB News
August 28, 2017

We are today into the fourth day of the Myanmar military's full blown offensives on the Rohingya population across Northern Arakan. What we have been witnessing since since August 25 are widespread arson attacks on Rohingya villages, horrific massacres and summary executions of (Rohingya) civilians and other forms for countless atrocity crimes.

Below are the reports we have received so far on the fourth day (August 28, 2017).

1- Approximately, 100 Rohingya children and women were massacred by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists at 'Maung Nu' hamlet of 'Chin Thama' village in northern Buthidaung after 5:30pm August 27.

Men had been arrested and segregated from their women and children before the massacre.

2- Chilling massacres of Rohingya civilians by Myanmar troops and Rakhine extremists at 'Chut Pyin' in Rathedaung on August 27 evening!

Over 350 homes were burnt down, at least 100 Rohingya civilians are believed massacred; 10 corpses were recovered; 50 more abducted by the military & the extremists have gone missing.

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3- 12:30am 28/8/2017: The remaining parts of 'Myo Thu Gyi' village are being set ablaze by the Myanmar military. Dozens of Rohingya civilian casualties are highly likely.

4- 2:30am 28/8/2017: More than 300 Rohingya homes have been burnt down at Quarter 5 in Maungdaw by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists since August 27 evening.

5- 3am 28/8/2017: Over 1,000 Rohingya homes at 'Myo Thu Gyi' (almost entire village) have been burnt down by Myanmar military by locking the villagers inside.

Many villagers could have been burnt alive in the blazing fire in the village. Hence, feared of extremely high civilian casualties!

6- 8:30am 28/8/2017: 'Khwa Chaung' hamlet of 'Aan Daang,' a Rohingya village, in Southern Maungdaw has been set ablaze by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists.

7- 9am 28/28/2017: Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists began to torch northern Hamlet of 'Kyi Kan Pyin' village in Northern Maungdaw Township.

8- 10am 28/8/2017: Indiscriminate killings and carnage of Rohingya people by Myanmar military are taking place at 'Kyi Kan Pyin' in northern Maungdaw.



9- 9:30am 28/8/2017: 'Myo Thu Gyi' village and its hamlet 'Thaung Paing Nya' in Maungdaw are still being put on fire by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists.

10- 9:30am 28/8/2017: Over 100 Myanmar military are entering 'Ye Mya Taung' village in Northern Maungdaw firing indiscriminately at the Rohingya villagers.

11- 11am 28/8/2017: Myanmar military helicopter gunships are flying over 'Kyein Chaung' and other Rohingya villages in northern Maungdaw.

12- 11am 28/8/2017: Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists from Rakhine hamlets of Baggona village - KanThaYa KareyMraing & Bodi Gone - in Southern Maungdaw are gathering at one place.

Highly likely to torch nearby Rohingya villages!

13- 11am 28/8/2017: Numbers of Rohingya civilians being killed by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists at 'Kyi Kan Pyin' village in Northern Maungdaw are increasing alarmingly. 

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14- Horrific scenes of Rohingya fleeing as their homes were set ablaze by Myanmar mililtary.

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15- 2:30pm 28/8/2017: 'Kyauk Pandu' village in Southern Maungdaw has been torched by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists. Arson Attacks!

16- 3pm 28/8/2017: 'Kyi Kan Pyin' village in Maungdaw is still burning. Arson attacks on Rohingya villages by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists continue.



17- 3:30pm 28/8/2017: 'Koe Tan Kauk' and 'Tha Wan Chaung' villages in Rathedaung have been being set ablaze by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists.

All villagers are fleeing to nearby hills.

18- 3pm 28/8/2017: 'Guta Pyin' Rohingya village in Buthidaung has been set ablaze by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists. 

19- 3pm 28/8/2017: 'Guta Pyin' Rohingya village in Buthidaung has been set ablaze by Myanmar military and Rakhine extremists.

20- 3pm 28/8/2017: Rohingya villagers flee from 'Alay Than Kyaw' as arson attacks & killings by Myanmar army by going house to house growing alarmingly.



21- 5:30pm 28/8/2017: Myanmar military set 'Maazi' hamlet of 'Mi Chaung Zay' in Buthidaung on fire. Arson Attacks on Rohingya!

22- 6pm 28/8/2017: Myanmar military have brought around 50 coprses to the Muslim cemetery at Quarter 2 in Maungdaw for burial, an eyewitness said.

The quarter administrator in advance said 2 corpses would have to be brought to the cemetery. But they turned out around 50. Highly likely Rohingya corpses!

23- 6pm 28/8/2017: Only ashes remain at South, Middle and West hamlets of 'Kyi Kan Pyin' in Maungdaw after tge arson attacks by the Myanmar troops on the Rohingya village at 3pm.

24- 7pm 28/8/2017: The Myanmar Border Guard Police from 'Maggyi Chaung' base are now torching 'Paik Thay' hamlet of Padin village on fire. There are approximately 100 Rohingya households in the hamlet.

25- 8pm 28/8/2017: Arson attacks by Myanmar military on 'Reeda' hamlet of 'Aung Seik Pyin' village in Northern Maungdaw razed 85 Rohingya houses. The fire started at around 6pm has ceased now.



26- 10pm 28/8/2017: The Myanmar military massacred 8 Rohingya civilians at 3 hamlets of 'Alay Than Kyaw' village in southern Maungdaw this morning.

27- 10pm 28/8/2017: About 100 Myanmar military arrived and encamped at 'Kyun Pauk Pyu Suu' BGP Camp in 'Taung Pyo' sub-township in Northern Maungdaw.
Nearby Rohingya villagers fear of arson attacks by the Myanmar military!

To be updated as news breaks....

[Reported by RB Correspondents in Northern Arakan; Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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