A local man carries an old Rohingya refugee woman as she is unable to walk after crossing the border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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Global outrage over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslims is being fueled by "a huge iceberg of misinformation," Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday, after the U.N. led calls for her government to end violence that has forced 146,000 to flee to Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees have poured into Bangladesh, fleeing a massive security sweep in Rakhine state by Myanmar forces following a series of deadly ambushes there by Rohingya militants on Aug. 25 .Myanmar's Rohingya are the world's largest stateless minority and have lived under apartheid-like restrictions on their movement and citizenship for years.That includes 146,000 in the last two weeks, piling huge pressure on an impoverished neighbor that already hosted 400,000 Rohingya who had fled Myanmar over the past four decades.Bangladesh summoned the Myanmar ambassador Wednesday to protest the planting of land mines along the countries' shared border, after a series of explosions maimed fleeing refugees.Myanmar has not commented on the reports. A senior Bangladeshi official said Dhaka believed Myanmar forces were planting the land minesto stop the Rohingya returning to their villages.
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