The Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar Creates its own Frankenstein

Bhattacherjee, Aparupa (2017) The Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar Creates its own Frankenstein. The Diplomat, 9 February 2017.

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Abstract: According to a recent international report, there is a new Rohingya insurgent group active in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. In the report, Harakah al-Yaqin (HaY) (Movement of Faith) is described as well-funded, well-trained and linked with some other insurgent groups such as Taliban. According to the International Crisis Group (ICG) report, “Myanmar: A New Muslim Insurgency in Rakhine State,” the HaY was behind two attacks in October 2016. The HaY also published several videos online in October and November 2016 highlighting its presence. These videos depict armed training for group members and propagate their claim that they are not terrorists but are fighting for their rights as part of the Rohingya community. There have been several Rohingya insurgent groups in the past; some of them, like the Mujahideen Rebellion group, were formed before Myanmar’s independence. None of the earlier groups were effective; these groups were successfully disbanded by the army.
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: School of Conflict and Security Studies > Conflict Resolution
Divisions: Schools > Conflict and Security Studies
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 10:38
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