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The Asia Times: Myanmar's Rohingya Conflict Risks Spiraling Out of Control

Violence begets violence, and in Myanmar, that’s exactly what the military and nascent Muslim insurgency — Harakah al-Yaqin (HaY) — may seek, in order to advance their broader objectives. Since fighters from HaY, or “Faith Movement” in Arabic, attacked border guard posts and killed 9 officers in October in the restive Rakhine State, the Burmese military, or Tatmadaw, has waged a disproportionate and indiscriminate counterinsurgency campaign on the local Rohingya Muslims, according to activists. The intensive operation has seen an estimated 65,000 flee to neighboring Bangladesh, while killings, rapes, and the mass destruction of Rohingya homes have all been reported by various human rights organizations...

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