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Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front

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Ideology  Rohingya nationalism
Area of operations  Rakhine State, Myanmar
Leaders  Nurul Islam
Active  1986 (1986)–1998 (1998)
Originated as  Rohingya Patriotic Front Rohingya Solidarity Organisation
Became  Arakan Rohingya National Organisation Rohingya National Army

The Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front (abbreviated ARIF) was a Rohingya insurgent group active in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). The group was made up of Rohingya fighters led by Nurul Islam, a Yangon-educated lawyer, and the former Vice Chairman of the Rohingya Patriotic Front (RPF). The group was created after uniting the remnants of the RPF and a handful of defectors from the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO).

On 28 October 1998, the ARIF merged with the RSO and formed the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO), operating in-exile in Cox's Bazaar. The Rohingya National Army (RNA) was established as its armed wing.

References

Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front Wikipedia


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