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Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting - U.N. sources
September 1, 2017 / 5:25 AM / 3 months ago

Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting - U.N. sources

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar, United Nations sources working in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar said on Friday.

The estimate comes a week after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base in Rakhine state, prompting clashes and a military counteroffensive. (Reporting by Reuters staff; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ))

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