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The situation in Myanmar remains tense, with the US declaring the actions of the military in the northern Rakhine state "ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya. informs citing that Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed on a repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar's Rakhine into Bangladesh seeking safety from a military crackdown in Myanmar, Reuters reports citing a Myanmar's official.

The conflict between the Rohingya minority and Myanmar's military had escalated in August when Rohingya militants attacked government positions. Myanmar's authorities launched a response campaign, which has forced more than 600,000 Rohingyas to flee the country. The actions of Myanmar's military have elicited worldwide condemnation.

2017.11.23 / 16:12
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