Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history - News Summed Up

Bulldozed Rohingya villages deepen fears Myanmar is erasing history


Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the ethnic minority. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh since insurgent attacks on police posts triggered a brutal military crackdown. pic.twitter.com/FoM5BQnTdN — Kristian Schmidt (@EUAmbSchmidt) February 9, 2018Many fear the recent crackdown is a push to rid the country of the Rohingya for good. Photos posted on social media after a diplomatic tour of the conflict zone in northern Rakhine state last week appear to back that up. The haunting pictures, posted on the Twitter account of the European Union Ambassador to Myanmar Kristian Schmidt, show a scarred territory with large patches of levelled land.


Source: Dhaka Tribune February 13, 2018 12:00 UTC


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