By The Rohingya Post

“We are now fleeing our village due to the fear of being hit”

On September 15, a Rohingya civilian was killed during a clash between Myanmar Armed Forces and Arakan Army (AA) in Haran Khali, Thar Beik Taung village tract, Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State.

47 years old Abdu Korim, son of Abdu Munaf, from Thar Beik Taung village was hit with bullets discharged by Myanmar Military which is fighting Arakan Army in the southern Buthidaung.

The deceased leaves behind five young daughters who face difficult time without their breadwinner at home.

The latest incident took place at 11:30am local time. According to a villager from Haran Khali villager, fierce clashes are taking place between the two armies in many parts of Buthidaung where many Rohingya villages are trapped in their fights, leaving many Rohingya civilian casualties.

One Rohingya villager said, “We are not able to live in our village due to the continuous fighting between Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces) and Rakhine’s Arakan Army.”

“We are now fleeing our village due to the fear of being hit,” said another villager.

Since the fights broke up in December 2018, over 60,000 Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims are internally displaced in Rakhine State. Although displaced Rakhine receive humanitarian aid from Rakhine and national NGOs, the Rohingya civilians are left without any forms of aid or shelter.

Several Rohingya civilians have injured and lost their lives in artillery fires, particularly from the frontier of Myanmar Military.