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A New Dimension of Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
A New Dimension of Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Myanmar has called on its military to "launch operations" against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week, a government spokesman said on January 7, as a surge of violence grips the restive western state. AFP
Briefing 154 / Asia

A New Dimension of Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Ethnic Rakhine insurgents have attacked four police stations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, provoking a military counteroffensive. Escalation could imperil both prospects for Rohingya repatriation and the country’s transition toward civilian rule. All sides should step back from confrontation and pursue talks about Rakhine State’s future.

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The Burmese translation of this briefing is available as a PDF and can be downloaded below.