May 27, 2018

Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave ‘innocent civilians’ (Reuters)

Rohingya insurgents say 10 found in Myanmar grave ‘innocent civilians’ (Reuters)

Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Saturday that ten Rohingya found in a mass grave in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state last month were “innocent civilians”, and not members of their group.

Myanmar’s military said earlier this week its soldiers had killed 10 captured Muslim “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave the villagers had dug.

It was a rare acknowledgment of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine. Read more

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