The militants of the Rohingya people in Myanmar announced a cease-fire for a month
MOSCOW, 9 sen — news. The militants are Rohingya people from the group “the salvation Army Rohingya of Arakan” (ARSA) announced a unilateral ceasefire in Myanmar for a month, starting Sunday, said in a Twitter statement ARSA.
“ARSA strongly encourages all interested organizations for the period of the ceasefire to resume the provision of humanitarian assistance to all victims of the humanitarian crisis, regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation,” the statement said.
The conflict in Rakhine state between the Rohingya and the indigenous population of the state consisting of peoples, related to the titular nation of Myanmar — Burmese — and practicing Buddhism, there are many tens of years. The escalation of the conflict began with the transfer of power in Myanmar from military to civilian governments and democratic reforms.
In Rakhine state Myanmar’s military and security forces since the end of August carried out an operation against Islamic militants living there are ethnic Rohingya (Rohingya), whose representatives, ethnic Bengalis, in Myanmar, considered illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies most of them citizenship.
The operation began after militants Rohingya on August 25 conducted a coordinated attack on several police posts and army barracks in Rakhine state. Nearly 400 people were killed.