A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Myanmar Sunday rebuffed a cease-fire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the violence-wracked state of Rakhine, declaring simply that it did not negotiate with terrorists.The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Sunday condemned Myanmar for "systematic brutal acts" against the minority.The impact of ARSA's move is unclear, but it does not appear to have been able to put up significant resistance against the military force unleashed in Rakhine state, where thousands of homes have been burned down and dozens of villages destroyed.About a dozen Muslim villages were burned down Friday and Saturday in the ethnically mixed Rathedaung region of Rakhine, two sources monitoring the situation said.
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