This file photo taken on March 30, 2016 shows Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arriving for the handover ceremony at the presidential palace in Naypyidaw. / AFP / Ye Aung THU /
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A nascent Rohingya militant group whose raids triggered a bloody crackdown by Myanmar's army called Wednesday for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless Muslim minority.Attacks on police border posts in northern Rakhine State in October claimed by the group, which now calls itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ASRA), sparked a crackdown by security forces that sent tens of thousands fleeing to Bangladesh.Conflict analysts at the International Crisis Group said the outfit was born from sectarian violence that ripped Rakhine apart in 2012 and drove tens of thousands of Rohingya into displacement camps.
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