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No option but to fight: Rohingya insurgents

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and they demanded that the Rohingya be consulted on all decisions affecting their future. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched raids on the Myanmar security forces on Aug. 25, which sparked sweeping counter-insurgency operations in the Muslim-majority north of Rakhine State that led to widespread violence and arson and an exodus of some 650,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh. The United Nations condemned the Myanmar military campaign as ethnic cleansing. Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejected that. ...

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Rohingya insurgent ceasefire ends

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MNA International Desk: Myanmar authorities said there was no sign of attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants on Tuesday as a one-month insurgent ceasefire came to end. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) announced the ceasefire from Sept 10 in order, they said, to facilitate aid deliveries to Rakhine State, where their attacks on the security forces on Aug. 25 triggered a ferocious government crackdown. Myanmar says more than 500 people have been killed in the violence since late August, most of them insurgents. “We had information that the ARSA could attack but there have been no reports,” the spokesman, Min ...

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Facebook bans Rohingya militant group

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Facebook said it has banned a Rohingya militant group from its site, designating it a ‘dangerous organisation’ as information on the deepening crisis is muddied by claims, counter-claims and hate speech on social media. The social network is a key tool in the information war taking place over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has driven more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country and sparked UN accusations of military-led “ethnic cleansing”. A Facebook spokeswoman told news agency that it was not requested by the government to bar the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which ...

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Rohingya insurgents call temporary ceasefire

MNA Exclusive Desk: Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar. Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh and 30,000 non-Muslim civilians have been displaced inside Myanmar after the military launched a counter-offensive following attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents on 30 police posts and an army base on 25 August. “ARSA strongly encourages all concerned humanitarian actors resume their humanitarian assistance to all victims of the humanitarian crisis, irrespective of ethnic or religious background during the ceasefire period,” ARSA said in ...

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