MYANMAR RESUMES ‘CLEARANCE OPERATIONS’ AFTER 2 KILLED
Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of “clearance operations” in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief’s office said on Thursday, Agence-France Presse reports. The Myanmar military’s air force attacked positions held by the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State’s Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday, locals and the armed group said, according to The Irrawaddy. Protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state held a rally last month against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh. About 100 people led by Buddhists monks marched through the state capital Sittwe holding red banners and chanting slogans, according to the AFP.