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Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To 2-Year Timeframe For Rohingya Return

Over 655,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, where alleged ethnic cleansing is underway. Now, the two countries have agreed to a schedule for repatriation — but will the Rohingya actually return?
A Rohingya refugee stands in a displaced-persons camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this month. She is just one of more than 650,000 Rohingya who have fled over the border from Myanmar, where a government crackdown has spawned stories of brutal murder, rape and villages destroyed. Source: Allison Joyce

In less than half a year, more than 655,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh, telling horrifying stories of systematic rape, murder and arson by Myanmar's military. The "clearance operations" — which , and others have called "ethnic cleansing" — appear to have been aimed at removing members of the Muslim minority from the country.

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