Victims believed to be two Arakanese and one Rohingya resident of Buthidaung
If found guilty of high treason, prominent Arakanese politician U Aye Maung and author Wai Hin Aung face death sentences or life imprisonment.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the possible effects of the armed group’s deadly Jan. 4 attacks on both the domestic and regional security situations.
Under current system, Arakanese live in poverty despite Rakhine State’s wealth of resources, he says
The audacious rhetoric of the Arakan Army appeals to an ethnic group feeling decades of neglect and political isolation from the Union.
Tun Myat Naing says group struck border posts because they were assisting Tatmadaw attacks; he vows to continue defending ‘oppressed’ Arakanese
More than 5,000 people displaced by clashes between Myanmar military, Arakan Army are without proper shelter
As historic enemies, an Arakanese-Rohingya alliance is unthinkable, they say
A headline on recent AA attacks referring to ‘Rakine Buddhist Rebels’ was taken down, but observers say it highlights the dangers of irresponsible conflict coverage
How has the Arakan Army (AA), currently testing the mettle of the Tatmadaw in northern Rakhine, grown in size, power and popularity in a short few years?
President’s Office says Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army met in Bangladesh last year; Rakhine ethnic army (AA) rejects claim
Offensive timed to coincide with reduced Tatmadaw presence and had political aims, official says
Friday’s assault on four outposts killed 14 security personnel and injured 9; posts were later retaken by Myanmar Army
Four locations simultaneously raided by at least 100 AA fighters; group says it captured 14 gov’t personnel.
More than 1,500 people have been displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army since clashes broke out in October, local civil society groups say.