Briefing: Attacks by the Arkan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Hindus in Northern Rakhine State

23 May 2018, 09:45 UTC | Myanmar
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A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017.

Based on dozens of interviews conducted there and across the border in Bangladesh, as well as photographic evidence analyzed by forensic pathologists, this briefing reveals how Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters sowed fear among Hindus and other ethnic communities with these brutal attacks. 

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