From MyanmarComing from Burma
The Rohingya have driven out of Myanmar by firefighters
You were about to start a campaigne to expel several hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims from their houses and set the area aflame. But first, Lieutenant Kyi Nyan Lynn of the 34th Division of Firefighting did what any young man could do: Myanmar's Kyi Nyan Lynn was part of what some western army analysis call the "spearhead" of Myanmar: hundred battle-hardened troops from two lightweight fleets - the 33nd and ninety-nineth years.
As Rohingya fighters started attacking Rakhine's north state in August last year, the 33nd and 99rd led the reaction. Its subsequent seizure led 700,000 Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh. The Myanmar disputes the charges. There have been many reports that Myanmar military personnel have perpetrated massive murders and burnt down Rohingya settlements. Meet Rohingya, Rakhine Zeugen and police officers who involve forces from the two minor fleets in fire raising and murder.
Facebook reports from two members of the lvy troops show a crude ethnical hate. When we collapsed, whole towns ran away. Over the past, the Rakhine authorities have disputed claims of rakhine ethnical purge and said that the police have carried out lawful counterinsurgency actions against Rohingya fighters. At the beginning of August 2017, the advent of the small fleets marks a drastic upswing.
Photographs from this time show troopers who arrive at the airfield in Sittwe or are overcrowded on canoes. "But the arrival of heavy armament and a long record of supposed violations of international law had the opposite effect: it stirred up anxiety and suspense in a highly fragile area, the people of Rohingya said.
Then on August 25, there were the raids of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Force (ARSA). Rohingya militants raided a dozen policemen and an military outpost in Rakhine. Together with other members of the military force, the 33nd and 99rd reacted with a violent attack that drove a mass of Rohingya civilists to Bangladesh in the northern and western parts of the country.
The Rohingya see themselves as locals in the state of Rakhine. However, Myanmar has refused Myanmar nationality to most of them by saying that they are not an Indian group, and the Buddha ist voting against them. On 25 June the European Union and Canada sanctioned seven high-ranking Myanmar army and policemen, among them the commander of the 33 and 99 June.
These seven people are affected by the freezing of their assets and are not allowed to travel to EU states. The United States has so far penalized only one Myanmar general for abuse during the Rakhine Uncle. These new penalties were not aimed at the man with the final power over the thirty-third and ninety-nine: Myanmar's supreme command, Min Aung Hlaing.
Its ascent through the ranges was linked to the gory story of Myanmar's LFD. At the beginning of his carrier, Min Aung Hlaing headed the company's 44-th Firefighting Division. During 2009, as Task Force Commandant, he headed the operation of the thirty-third in a military expulsion of rebel forces from an Enclave in the east of Myanmar; some 37,000 refugees crossed the Chinese-Land.
Aung Hlaing was the face of the Rakhine state repression. A few weeks before the 33nd and ninety-ninth were inaugurated, he was holding a widespread safety rally with Rakhine nationalities. "And on September 19, he paid a visit to Sittwe, the state capitol, and - according to his Facebook page - he was briefed in detail by high-ranking officials on the course of the Rakhine Army operations.
The past 33nd and ninety-nineth have gone largely overboard. /But the effects of their Rakhine raid were far-reaching. It is accused by defenders of not taking a more violent stand for the long pursued Rohingya and then to support the armed one. During December, the Sans Frontières Foundation estimates that at least 6,700 Rohingya were slaughtered in the first wave of repression alone.
There was no comments from the army on the number of deaths in Rakhine or on the concrete accusations of abuse described in this paper. The Myanmar Pressphoto Agency has published three photographs showing troops who arrive at the Myanmar Pressphoto Agency in Sittwe on August 10. In addition, two of the photographs show a Chinese-built Shaanxi Y-8, which can carry more than 100 troops, and a smaller French-built turbopro.
The third picture shows at least 30 troops standing on the asphalt in front of a navy of armoured transport. A military man's shoulders clearly bear the 33. Lieutenant Kyi Nyan Lynn flew to Rakhine from the 32rd Light Infantry Division, although not necessarily in one of these aircraft.
As the Myanmar authorities say, the troops in the photographs of Sittwe Airfield are well prepared and heavy-handed. Use of airplanes and vessels to carry troops showed that a common air force, naval and Myanmar forces mission was under way, three intelligence investigators who were studying the commando infrastructure of the country's forces and two specialists in the field of cross-border crime justice said.
The common surgery and deployments of forces from outside the area " show a key commando at the highest level," said one of the expert, Tyler Giannini, co-director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. This naval vessel ended up in Rathedaung, one of the three provinces in the north of Rakhine State.
It was from here that the two lightweight fleets went northwards, as more than 40 Rohingya respondents reported, describing several siftings. On the 33nd, it was found mainly on the eastern side of the Mayu Mountain, a jungles mountain that separates the township of Rathedaung and Maungdaw. Ninety-nine was on the western side. Rohingya interviewed the 33nd or ninety-ninth in at least 22 parts of the Rakhine State.
At the 14th of August a worshipper by the name of Abdul Zalil had about 350 troops walking through his town in Tha Win Chaung. Arrivals were also heralded by the 33nd and 99rd in a row of gatherings, of which the participants of Rohingya said they were afraid and shy. Officials from the two departments convened at least 14 such sessions, according to Rohingya chiefs, who were attending.
You said that sometimes guides from the Rakhine municipality came. Meets in places such as colleges and policing posts provided similar information. "Rohingya was charged with hosting "evil people" and threatening to torch towns and kill anyone they thought was inconvenient.
Across the Mayu Mountain, in the town of Chut Pyin, Abdul Baser and other Rohingya guides took part in a gathering organized by a 33. To them he said that he had recently fought another ethnical conflict in the north of Myanmar. In many Rohingya respondents described the 33nd and 99rd forces as "new soldiers" in order to distinguish them from those already stationed in the area.
In the course of the years Rohingya has been bribing or negotiating with the regional armed forces and the cops, thus retaining a nervous state. Noor Alom, a Rohingya builder, said the "new soldiers" were different. In the middle of August, when several hundred troops came on a wet day, his workmen ran away. During the early mornings of August 25, groups of Rohingya, headed or mobilised by the militants group Argos, attacked 30 policemen and a garrison outpost.
Suu Kyi's secretariat said in a declaration the same afternoon that the assaults were killing 10 policemen, a military man and an immigrant official. A Rohingya group in Myin Hlut, a gathering of Maungdaw coastal towns, assaulted a policeman's station with canes, rocks, darts and Molotov bombs, said a policeman who fended off the assault with nine other officials.
Myanmar's and Amnesty International's government said ARSA was behind the murder of tens of Hindus from another isolated Rakhine town. Early coverage of such assaults was read by Sai Sitt Thway Aung, a 99-year-old Aung. Back then, so his Facebook post, he was still in his home town of Meiktila in Meiktila, Meyanmar.
Later he published a photograph on his bankroll which he said showed him on his way to North Rakhine. "He also said he didn't shoot or kill anyone while he was in Rakhine State. The Rohingya inhabitants of Inn Din now considered the town to be a battlefield. On the next morning, with the help of the Rakhine locals, they fired or chopped the Rohingya men to their deaths and threw their corpses into a barrow.
In the following months, the army acknowledged that its troops had participated in the murders and said that seven troops had been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The 30th of August, in northern Maungdaw, troops ripped through the town of Min Gyi, also known as Tula Toli, according to the Rohingya inhabitants who are now in the Bangladesh refugee camp.
Solders who fled Rohingya and were gunned down by others, Human Rights Watch said in a newscast. Afterwards, the men were "systematically killed for several hours" before they killed and raped many Rohingya woman and underlings. Interviewing Rohingya prisoners implies the troops of the department in cruelties there.
Hla Sein said he could hear shots and blasts from Tula Toli, but did not see what there. Thein Aung Kyaw, the village's ethnical Rakhine president, said that more than 100 ninety-nine century troops had carried out an "evacuation operation" in Tula Toli. It also ascribed the protection of the Rakhine people to the 99.
Says that troops took her to a home in Tula Toli with 11 other wives and young ladies, among them her little sisters. Said six 99-sliff badge men shoved her into a room full of corpses. And then one of the troops cut her sister's throats. "Sai Sitt Thway Aung, the ninety-nineth private, burnt the Qalar towns on his Facebook page on September 5.
Rohingya burnt her own houses and then accused the army. September 5 was the date on which Myanmar's Rakhine Army campaigns were formally ended, Aung San Suu Kyi said in a two week-long address. However, the incendiary bombings on the Rohingya towns went on for a fortnight. One of the witnesses - the policeman who escaped the assault on his Myin Hlut bases - said the 33nd and 99rd were at work.
Five to seven policemen and at least 20 troops were engaged in each surgery, he said. The Rohingya homes were flanked by policemen who raided them and then burnt them down. He said the homes were burnt "mainly for safety reasons" to prevent the Rohingya from coming back and starting new aggression. Myanmar's administration has forbidden reporters and other international monitors, as well as UN agents, from going to most of the north Rakhine state at will.
Armed Forces watchers have noted that some Rakhine officer have recently been dismissed from the field. He would have co-ordinated the Rakhine mission from the Burmese Armed Forces HQ in Naypyitaw as head of the West Burma task force, according to experienced Burmese armed forces monitors. In May, Aung Kyaw Zaw, who had previously been in command of the thirty-third, received "permission to resign," according to the armed forces.
Maung Maung Soe, who was in charge of Western command, was withdrawn from the armed forces on June 25, the Armed Forces said. Brigade General Than Oo, Commandant of the Nine Ninety-nineth and Brigadier General Aung Aung, Commandant of June 33, were both mentioned on the sanction list published by the EU and Canada.
Myanmar's troops were welcomed to the cities of the heart of Bamar, where most lightweight fleets of footballs are stationed. They show troops from the 33nd and 99rd marches through the garrisons, where they are given cathedrals or bay leafs - a symbol of happiness and victor.
Sai Sitt Thway Aung will post photographs of himself and 99 other troops walking through the masses of home coming in Meiktila on December 6.