Some 1000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh after violent clashes

Images from an Islamic State propaganda video showing Islamic terrorists destroying a Christian church and a crucifix while pointing

Images from an Islamic State propaganda video showing Islamic terrorists destroying a Christian church and a crucifix while pointing

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the global community of ignoring the suffering of Myanmar's minority Muslim community, even as the worst violence in years has broken out in Rakhine state.

"Last night, we heard heavy gunfire by automatic weapons in phases and saw smoke billowing from burnt villages across the border", he said. He would visit the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, from November 30 to December 2.

The UN rights chief said decades of "systematic" abuses against the Rohingya, who are reviled in Myanmar with most refused citizenship, were largely to blame for the spiralling violence and insisted authorities could have prevented the bloodshed.

"We've been ordered not to allow Rohingya to enter Bangladesh", said one border guard, who asked to remain anonymous as he was not permitted to speak to media.

Myanmar's government said it had evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Rakhine state, as thousands more Rohingya Muslims sought to flee across the border to Bangladesh on Sunday.

Organized violence against the Rohingya, with the participation of government forces, has been underway since at least 2015, with spikes of intensity in 2016 and 2017.

"We have already said that the Rohingya do not exist in Myanmar", he said.

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This is the worst outbreak of violence in Rakhine state since October, when Rohingya fighters killed nine police officers, triggering a mass exodus.

During the attacks, militants killed 63 people and captured 65 weapons, of which the military has recovered 27, he said.

The Burmese government has blamed Rohingya insurgents for the violence, including the arson.

"In light of the situation on the ground, the U.N.in Myanmar has made a decision to temporarily relocate non-critical staff out of Maungdaw", the United Nations said referring to another major town in northern Rakhine, without giving more detail.

Although the cause of fire has not been ascertained yet, NY based Human Rights Watch are adamant that satellite images emerging in the aftermath clearly show burning in at least ten different areas in Northern Rakhine State.

Some 4,000 more, however, are stranded in the no man's land between the two countries near Taung Bro village, where temporary shelters stretched for several hundred metres on a narrow strip between the Naf river and Myanmar's border fence.

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