Internal conflict in Myanmar
Twenty Myanmar soldiers and two Arakan Army insurgents are killed in clashes in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State.
Sources: Radio Free Asia
Sources: Radio Free Asia
Myanmar Army helicopters attack a school in Sagaing Region, Myanmar, killing six children and injuring 17 people. Military officials say that the school was being used as a base by anti-coup insurgents.
A joint statement made by eight of the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council urges Myanmar and the separatist Arakan Army to halt hostilities in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State due to the "heavy toll" the fighting is having on the civilian population.
Amnesty International says it has conducted a report which says that Myanmar's armed forces "have killed civilians, including children in indiscriminate air attacks" in Rakhine and Chin states, urging the United Nations Security Council to launch a war crimes investigation. Myanmar has been fighting the separatist Arakan Army in the region. The government did not immediately respond to calls for comment.
Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur, accuses the Myanmar Armed Forces of intensifying their attacks on civilians in Rakhine and Chin states. The Myanmar government blames Rohingya insurgents and the separatist Arakan Army for the violence.
A World Health Organization worker collecting coronavirus samples is killed after his United Nations–marked vehicle was hit by gunfire in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Both the Myanmar Army and Arakan Army rebels deny any involvement in the attack.
Two hundred Myanmar Army troops surround Pauktawbyin monastery in Rakhine State, demanding that they be allowed entry to search for Arakan Army insurgents possibly hiding in an IDP camp within the monastery. The head monk initially refused, saying that they would only allow inspections by people in civilian clothes, but later permitted their entry.
Rakhine insurgents of the Arakan Army attack a police post in a village in Rakhine State, killing nine policemen. All of the victims were local recruits from the village.
Myanmar's military announces that it has killed 13 Arakan Army fighters in a series of eight armed clashes in Rakhine State, spanning from January 5 to 13. In the same press conference, a military spokesman states that the Arakan Army had been newly classified as a terrorist organization.
Eight people are killed and 36 are arrested in clashes between the Myanmar Army and what are believed to be Rohingya insurgents in Rakhine State.
The four-day death toll from fighting in Rakhine State stands at 39, including 13 army and police personnel.