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Myanmar building military base over flattened Rohingya villages: Amnesty International

By INS Correspondent , in World , at March 13, 2018

Amnesty International in a report has said that the Myanmar is constructing military bases over Rohingya villages, Aljazeera reported.

According AI report, Remarking Rakhine State, the Myanmar forces have flattened villages and is building at least three new security facilities western Rakhine state which ‘began in January, is based on satellite imagery and witness statements from Rohingya refugees’.

“What we are seeing in Rakhine state is a land grab by the military on a dramatic scale. New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya,” Tirana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director, said, Aljazeera report reads.

The Aljazeera reports that nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since last August as a result of a government crackdown launched in the wake of deadly attacks on military posts by members of the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA).



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