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Arakan Army accused of killing three Arakan Liberation Party members in Sittwe

FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM

The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP/ALA) have accused the United League of Arakan, and its armed faction the Arakan Army (ULA/AA), of assassinating three of its members, including the ALP vice president and a battalion commander. Three ALP members were killed and three were injured following a Cyclone Mocha rescue plan meeting in Sittwe on July 1. 

“We received information that there was a group arriving to carry out this assassination. But we never thought the [ULA/AA] would commit such an act,” said Khaing Thurein, an ALP member.

Khaing Thukha, the ULA/AA spokesperson, called the accusation “completely baseless.” This is the same response from the AA that was made in January when the ALP accused it of killing three of its high-ranking officers after an Independence Day ceremony in Sittwe. The ALP has faced criticism for participating in Naypyidaw “peace talks” since the 2021 military coup.

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