Myanmar junta removes Rakhine rebels from terrorist list

Sun Online Desk

11th March, 2021 12:19:12 printer

Myanmar junta removes Rakhine rebels from terrorist list

Myanmar's military junta has removed Arakan Army (AA) insurgents from its list of terrorist groups because the faction has stopped attacks and in order to help establish peace across the country, state media said on Thursday (March 11).

The move comes at a time the army is struggling to contain daily protests against its Feb 1 coup in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown.

The AA is fighting for greater autonomy in the western Rakhine state and over the past two years had become one of the most formidable forces in challenging an army that has been fighting various ethnic wars for some seven decades.

(The Straits Times)

 


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