Rohingya insurgents have said they have “no other option” but to continue their fight against what they have called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend their community.
The Rohingya minority has been subjected to what the United Nations has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” in which thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands more fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
The latest wave of violence began on 25 August when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) launched raids on Burmese security forces in Rakhine state in the west of the country.
Myanmar is attempting to defeat a Muslim insurgency by removing its support base. It’s called self-defense.