King Dragon operation in Arakan


King Dragon operation in Arakan

The King Dragon Operation, or Naga Min, was a large scale military operation in Arakan, Burma carried out by the then Head of State, General Ne Win. The operation was claimed to be focused on mujahideen in the area. However, it affected many innocent Muslims in the area, mainly Rohingyas. Nowadays, Rohingyas claimed they were deliberately targeted.

The operation began February 6, 1978 in the village of Sakkipara in Akyab, where there were mass arrests and torture of the Rohingya people. Over three months, approximately 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to neighboring Bangladesh, where the government offered them shelter in makeshift camps. The United Nations recognized them as refugees and began a relief operation.

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