Fresh clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state temple town

11 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

YANGON: Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Rakhine rebels has escalated in the western state’s temple-studded town of Mrauk U, sources confirmed Wednesday, with reports of military jets streaking across the sky, reports AFP.

Riven by complex ethnic and religious divides, Rakhine state was the epicentre of a brutal military campaign in 2017 that forced some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh.