14 September 2017

News Story: Myanmar rejects militants’ proposed ceasefire

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar's government has rejected a proposed ceasefire by militants in the country's Rakhine state, saying they don't "negotiate with terrorists."

The US’s news network CNN reported that the militants, known as Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, or ARSA, issued a statement, saying “offensive military operations" would be paused until October 9 to give access to aid groups.

The statement called on the Myanmar government to do the same to address the "humanitarian crisis" unfolding in the state.

The statement was issued while Myanmar security forces were advancing to villages in Rakhine state to fight ARSA militants.

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