Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP
Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP

Thousands flee homes fearing military ‘clearance’ against Rakhine rebels

  • The exodus from more than 40 villages is continuing almost a week after a now-revoked evacuation order that instructed residents to leave
  • The government has been embroiled for more than a year in an intermittent conflict with the Arakan Army, a well-trained and well-armed guerilla force

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Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP
Residents, who fled from a feared conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army arrive at a temporary refugee camp at a monastery in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Photo: AFP
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