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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

"The surprise wave of lethal attacks by Rohingya militants on police and army posts in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, their largest operation to date, was a defensive move aimed at pre-empting an escalating security force crackdown on both the rebels' military wing and Rohingya civilian communities, a senior militant official has told Asia Times.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on the day after the attacks of August 25, the militant official said the campaign of Myanmar military suppression and the rebel counter-punch has now pushed the majority Muslim northern region of Rakhine state into a state of "open war." He vowed "continued resistance" until Rohingya demands for the restoration of citizenship rights within Myanmar are met…"
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