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Myanmar Reckons With a Muslim Insurgency

Dec 21, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
In Myanmar's economically important Rakhine state, a new insurgent group has formed among the Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority. The group staged several attacks against Myanmar's security forces in October and November, provoking intense military backlash.
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In a country known for ethnic conflict, Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya stand out. The Muslim minority group, concentrated near the Bangladeshi border in Rakhine state, has a long history of marginalization. Its members lack full citizenship in Myanmar, and the leaders of many other minority populations in the country deny that...

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