Machetes versus machine guns: Brutal Myanmar army tactics against Rohingya swelling rebel ranks


September 06, 2017 6:04 PM

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AFP) – Farmhand-turned-fighter Ala Uddin abandoned the Rohingya Muslim militants battling Myanmar’s army once he realised they were armed with little more than clubs and machetes – a mismatch that has nonetheless drawn scores to the nascent cause.