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18,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

18,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh

At least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled fresh violence in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh in less than a week, with hundreds stranded in no man's land at the countries' border, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.

Sanjukta Sahany, a spokeswoman for the organization in Cox's Bazar, on the Bangladesh border with Myanmar, released the latest figures as human rights groups and advocates for the Rohingya say the Myanmar army was retaliating for attacks last week by Rohingya militants by burning down villages and shooting civilians.

The government in Myanmar, also known as Burma, blames Rohingya insurgents for the violence, including the arson....

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