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Rohingya Army Issues Statement Urging for Calmness in Arakan State

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August 7, 2017

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) released a statement through its twitter account (@arsa_official) on 7th August 2017 urging all the citizens of Arakan state -- Rakhine, Rohingya and others -- to maintain and preserve calmness, public order and tranquility in the region.

It says a series of unfloding violent events across Maungdaw and Rathedaung Townships are being carried out by the Myanmar authorities and some Buddhist extremists and meant to trigger a repeat of 2012-style violence. 

The Arakan Rohingya Liberation Army (ARSA) was formerly known as Faith Movement or Al Yakeen in Arabic is a rebel group fighting for the liberation of the persecuted Rohingya, according to its twitter account profile. It has been operating in the northern Arakan State since October 2016 targeting the Myanmar state’s armed forces.

Reliable sources have told us that the twitter account is handled by one or more members of the rebel group.

The full statement (dated on August 6, 2017, but released on August 7, 2017) is attached below.

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