June 1, 2019. Sittway
Local villagers reported that one of the Karen fighters, who worn Myanmar army uniform of LID 11, was captured by Arakan Army during the fight near Yawtayoke village, Pannaygun township, on May 30.
The captive Karen fighter after interrogated by AA members found out he was a member of Myawaddy based BGF, splinter group of Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA).
News of Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s request of 1,000 fighters from BGF has been circulated on local and social media since May.
In connection with the top bass request, the leaders of BGF held a secret meeting in Myawadday on May 1. Commander Gen Htin Maung Htoo, Bo Chit Thu, and Bo Mouk Thone participated in the meeting at their headquarter in Karen State. The meeting reaffirmed the BGF would sent more troops to Rakhine State.
Rakhine villagers have been noticing unusual and irregular fighters with accents who have been seen in Rakhi…