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3:22 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

40 Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar : HRW

Washington: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign. HRW’s Asia director Brad Adams, in a statement on Monday, citing analysis of satellite imagery, said the buildings in 40 villages were destroyed in October and November, increasing the total to 354 villages that had been partially or completely razed since last August.

‘The satellite imagery shows what the Burmese army denies: that Rohingya villages continue to be destroyed. Burmese government pledges to ensure the safety of returning Rohingya cannot be taken seriously,’ he said.

Deadly attacks by Rohingya insurgents on August 25 prompted a ferocious military crackdown on the Muslim minority living in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The crackdown has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh.

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