The group Rohinyas Society of Arakán for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), based in the refugee camps of Bangladesh, said today that 20 civilians were killed and another 50 were wounded in an air strike carried out by the Forces Armed on Wednesday in western Burma (Myanmar).
ARSPH denounced in a statement that "innocent" Rohingya villagers were collecting bamboo near Phon Nyo Leke when Burmese military helicopters began flying low and attacked them.
"More than 20 people died and more than 50 were injured, many people lost their arms and legs in the attack," according to ARSPH, a group that defends the rights of the Rohinyas led by former teacher Mohammad Mohibullah and created after the exodus of 2017 to Bangladesh .
The organization also rejected the affirmations of the Army of Burma, which it describes as "genocidal", which on Friday put the number of dead in the bombing in six and assured that the deceased collaborated with the rebels of the Arakan Army (AA).
Since the beginning of the year, combats between the Tatmadaw (official name of the Burmese Army) and the insurgents of the AA are a constant in the western state of Rakáin, traditionally known as Arakan, the scenario in 2017 of the ethnic cleansing perpetrated against this Muslim minority.