LAST_UPDATEMon, 25 Jun 2018 10am

Returned Displaced Villagers Rise To 4,220 In Myanmar's Northern Rakhine State

YANGON, Sept 14 -- A total of 4,220 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their villages in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state as clashes abated between the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and security forces in the region, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the official Global New Light of Myanmar.

With the help of security forces, the IDPs from 15 ethnic villages in Maungtaw, Yathedaung and Buthidaung townships were escorted back to their homes.

More than 90 attacks have been launched by the ARSA in Maungtaw recently.

Due to the attacks, nearly 30,000 villagers fled to Sittway, Maungtaw and Buthidaung and thousands of Muslims fled to the Bangladeshi border.

The authorities has called for cooperation with the government in an effort to maintain peace and stability in the region.