Birth of an ethnic insurgency in Myanmar

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army says its lethal rebellion is strictly homegrown of local grievances and not abetted by transnational terror groups. "We are not jihadists," a spokesman tells Asia Times

August 28, 2017 5:48 PM (UTC+8)
A photograph released by Myanmar's Armed Forces on October 14, 2016 with a Myanmar soldier holding a banner with Arabic writing with pouches containing bullets and documents seized inside a house during military operations in search of attackers in Maungdaw located in Rakhine State. Photo: AFP/Myanmar Armed Forces/Stringer
A photograph released by Myanmar's Armed Forces on October 14, 2016 with a Myanmar soldier holding a banner with Arabic writing with pouches containing bullets and documents seized inside a house during military operations in search of attackers in Maungdaw located in Rakhine State. Photo: AFP/Myanmar Armed Forces/Stringer
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