Rise of Arakan Army spells trouble for Myanmar

Rise of Arakan Army spells trouble for Myanmar, In northern Rakhine state, the refugee crisis is not the only worry on the minds of the Myanmar government. On 4 January, also Independence Day in Myanmar, Arakan Army militants killed 13 people and wounded nine others in Rakhine. According to local reports, the insurgents attacked four police posts in the Buthidaung area.The attacks by the Arakan Army reveals a deeply divided state, which has been marred by various other ethnic conflicts. It also highlights the complexities that trouble the Rakhine region. The Rakhine state is most associated with the Myanmar government’s persecution of the Muslim Rohingya. In 2017, the government there began a crackdown on Rohingyas which led to 700,000 of them fleeing from Rakhine state.It is reported that the actions of the Arakan Army were in retaliation because police units there were assisting the Myanmar army (better known as the Tatmadaw) attack the Arakan Army in December........................


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