30 Aug 2017

At least 18,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

International Editor

At least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the worsening violence in northern Myanmar over the last few days – many of them stranded in no man’s land on the border as they try to reach Bangladesh.

Government troops have launched what they call ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya insurgents, but both sides have accused each other of attacking and burning villages and killing civilians.