31 Aug '17, 5pm

Bodies wash up on #Bangladesh shore as #Rohingya flee #Myanmar

Bodies wash up on #Bangladesh shore as #Rohingya flee #Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (REUTERS) - Bangladeshi border guards have recovered two dozen bodies from the country's shore in the last two days, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims make desperate attempts to flee the worst violence involving the Myanmar minority in at least five years. At the United Nations, the US ambassador to the world body, Nikki Haley, urged Myanmar's security forces to avoid attacking innocent civilians. Haley condemned recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army but added "as Burmese security forces act to prevent further violence, they have a responsibility to adhere to international humanitarian law, which includes refraining from attacking innocent civilians and humanitarian workers." She also urged security forces to ensure aid reaches those in need and to ensure the rights of all communities. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your ...

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