The rebel group and Myanmar military are both accused of detaining and beating civilians in Chin State’s Paletwa Township.
Displaced residents of Lekka Village say the Myanmar military burned down over half of their homes, while the military blames the Arakan Army.
A Rakhine court freed six civilians on Friday due to lack of evidence after they spent over a year in prison awaiting trial on terrorism charges.
A Rohingya boy and girl died and a girl was injured when a landmine exploded as they were collecting firewood and fruit in an abandoned village in Buthidaung Township.
The five men said they were exposed to the hot sun and that the soldiers poured hot water on them and forced them to confess to being members of the AA, relatives recalled.
Five civilians in Rakhine State facing terrorism charges were released Thursday due to lack of evidence only to be arrested again for alleged involvement in local bombings.
A Rakhine State government spokesperson says humanitarian groups can build IDP camps if they obtain permission and if the camps are not in a sensitive location.
The Myanmar government says it will ship food to a Chin State town after a World Food Programme aid convoy was attacked by the Arakan Army while trying to reach the area.
The Arakan Army and a Shan State militia deny being partners in an illegal drug trade that nets tens of millions of dollars with the approval of the Myanmar military.
Observers and ethnic armed groups say State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s support for the military in the Rakhine conflict damages the peace process.
More civilian deaths in Rakhine State have been blamed on Myanmar’s military, which says it is battling the Arakan Army “terrorist” group.
Chin State’s Paletwa Town was in a state of panic on Wednesday as four more civilians were killed by artillery fire amid fighting between the Tatmadaw and the AA.
A 30-year-old woman was killed and nine people were injured when several villages in Rakhine State’s Minbya Township were shelled as the Tatmadaw battled the AA.
Coronavirus test samples will be flown from war-torn Rakhine State after a World Health Organization driver was shot dead while transporting samples by road.
The Myanmar military has released 33 out of 39 civilians arrested for suspected ties to the Arakan Army following deadly military shelling in their village.