Southeast Asia | Rohingya rebel group calls for one-month ceasefire as exodus grows

Rohingya rebel group calls for one-month ceasefire as exodus grows

ARSA insurgent group declares "temporary cessation of offensive military operations" via Twitter, to allow humanitarian aid to reach the battered region; around 300,000 people are said to have fled to the neighboring state.

September 10, 2017 3:20 PM (UTC+8)
An old woman struggles to carry to young boys during the mass exodus to Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say Myanmar troops and Rakhine Buddhists killed villagers indiscriminately during their crackdown, setting fire to hundreds of villages. Photo: AFP/ Muniz Uz Zaman.
An old woman struggles to carry to young boys during the mass exodus to Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh say Myanmar troops and Rakhine Buddhists killed villagers indiscriminately during their crackdown, setting fire to hundreds of villages. Photo: AFP/ Muniz Uz Zaman.
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