Burmese army amass troops near Bangladesh border, Rohingya settlement

BANGLADESH has ordered neighbouring Burma (Myanmar) to withdraw troops from their shared border region after large numbers of soldiers and weaponry were spotted just metres away from a makeshift Rohingya settlement. Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said they had summoned Burma’s ambassador on Thursday to discuss the situation. Thousands of Rohingya Muslim’s have set up a camp on the land between the two countries. While it is still technically Burmese territory, it is beyond the border fence and is dubbed “no man’s land.” SEE ALSO: Burma tells Bangladesh to stop aid to Rohingya in Zero Line About 5,300 people had been staying in a makeshift camp on the border line since late August, but roughly half moved to camps inside Bangladesh after the two countries met to discuss possible repatriation on Feb. 20. On Thursday, Burma armed soldiers and police, estimated to number more than 200, came to the border fence...


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