Burma Times Correspondent: August 18, 2015
Security forces are carrying out a sweeping operation in the Shatkania region of Maungdaw, against what they say are IS militants who crossed over from Bangladesh.
In the on going crackdown, many Rohingyas have been arrested on Sunday and Monday. They have been implicated with Bangladesh SIM cards and accused of keeping in touch with IS militants operating from the neighbouring country.
Independent analysts say the terror group does not have a presence in the region.
In the last few weeks, the security forces have led operations against so called foreign figters and IS militants in Rohingya neighbourhoods and on the pretext raped Rohingya women and tortured the men.
Rohingya activists say the crackdown against supposed IS terrorists is a pretext by the security forces to oppress them and fulfil the ultimate goal of driving them out of the country.