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United Nations chief urges Myanmar government to protect citizens

United Nations chief urges Myanmar government to protect citizens

Violence has forced thousands of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

Than Htut Thein went on to say that soldiers had found the militants' camps in the Mayu mountain range that spans part of Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships in northern Rakhine, and that those who launched the deadly attacks on police outposts on August 25-26 did not manage to capture the stations.

The UN refugee agency said today more than 3,000 had arrived in the past three days, as people told of how they fled for their lives from Myanmar's army.

Mapim vice-president Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman said UN Security Council should deploy troops to Myanmar and put pressure on its government to stop the killing of Rohingya people.

'Soldiers and police have randomly fired on and killed civilians, raped women and girls, torched whole villages and arbitrarily arrested Rohingya men without any information about their whereabouts or charges, ' the report's summary read. Members of the Rohingya community are ineligible for citizenship in Myanmar because of a controversial 1982 law.

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

HRW said fires have razed 100km of land - an area larger than that burned during a crackdown by the Myanmar military following attacks by Rohingya fighters in October 2016, when data from the group suggested some 1,500 buildings were destroyed.

Satellite imagery analyzed by New York-based Human Rights Watch showed widespread burnings in at least 10 areas in northern Rakhine since the Friday raids, the group said.

Pope Francis will travel to Myanmar and Bangladesh this year for a landmark visit that is likely to focus global attention on the plight of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.

The United Nations Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday, at the request of Britain, to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

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

"Please save us", 61-year-old Amir Hossain told Reuters near the Bangladeshi village of Gumdhum.

Bangladesh is already host to more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since the early 1990s and Dhaka has insisted it could not accept any more.

The UN believes the army's response many amount to ethnic cleansing, allegations denied by the government of Aung San Suu Kyi and the army.

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