RAKHINE STATE – Bangladesh news media reported that more than 230 military council troops and staff fled to Bangladesh due to the offensive of the Arakan Army (AA) in Maungdaw Township.
Currently, the junta troops fleeing from the Myanmar side are disarmed and relocated to temporary shelters. On February 6, seven Burmese border guards reportedly fled to Bangladesh. It is said that there were also wounded members among those and they are being treated by Doctors Without Borders and other social welfare groups.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF-Médecins Sans Frontières) reportedly treated 25 members of the military council between February 4 to 6 and transferred them to respective hospitals or discharged them.
Currently, five schools on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where fighting is taking place, have been closed and the Bangladesh government has informed the people to move to safe places.
Also, for the deaths of a Bangladeshi woman and a Rohingya who were killed by heavy weapons fired by the Myanmar side and for the military soldiers fleeing towards Bangladesh, Mr. Aung Kyaw Moe, the ambassador of the military council, received a letter of protest from Bangladesh Government.
Mia Mohammad Mainul Kabir, Director General of the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the Bangladesh ambassador of the military council, Aung Kyaw Moe, was summoned to the Bangladesh State Guest House on Tuesday morning (February 6) and delivered a protest letter.