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Myanmar, B'desh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concerns over army's role

Rights groups have accused the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar of carrying out mass rape and other atrocities

Reuters 

Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar’s powerful generals could prove obstructive. Rights groups have accused the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar of carrying out mass rape and other atrocities during a counter-insurgency operation launched in late August in retaliation for attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. On Wednesday, the United States said the military operation that drove 620,000 Rohingya to ...

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First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 13:42 IST
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