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Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar's Rakhine

12:35 EDT 2 Sep 2017 | Yahoo News

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar's RakhineCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar's northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades. About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope. Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes.


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