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176 Rohingya Muslim Villages Abandoned Amid State Violence

Myanmar’s presidential spokesman has confirmed that 176 Rohingya Muslim villages in the country’s western Rakhine state are empty as residents flee a violent crackdown by the Burmese army.

Nearly 400,000 Rohingya have fled, including many orphans.

The Myanmar army and police began a campaign of violence against the Rohingya people following an attack by Rohingya insurgents against Burmese border posts. The Burmese army are said to have engaged in flagrant human rights abuses, including arson, gang rape, and infanticide against the Rohingya minority.

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