Myanmar Army carrying out systematic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims: UN

Myanmar Army carrying out systematic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims: UN
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DHAKA - Myanmar 's "systematic" crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. 

The UN report, which is based on interviews with refugees who have fled to Bangladesh, details a campaign by Myanmar 's military to terrorise the Rohingya through atrocities that range from indiscriminate killings to rape. 

"Brutal attacks against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning to their homes," the UN said. 

UN researchers spoke to people who arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar area since August 25, when militant attacks on Myanmar 's security forces in Rakhine sparked a major military backlash.

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