Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya - UN official
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.
Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency.
The government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been conducting counter-insurgency operations since coordinated attacks on border guards in October.
It denies reports of atrocities.
Burmese officials say Rohingyas are setting fire to their own houses in northern Rakhine state. The BBC cannot visit the area... read more
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