A military policeman stands guard as a Myanmar Air Force Mi-17 helicopter is seen in the background during the 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises near Pathein city in the Irrawaddy delta region on Febuary 2, 2018. / AFP / POOL / LYNN BO BO
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Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors.More than 680,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown by Myanmar's military that began following attacks by a Rohingya militant group on Aug. 25 .Rohingya are a long-persecuted Muslim ethnic minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. Myanmar's government regularly says massacres of Rohingya never happened, and has acknowledged only one mass grave containing 10 "terrorists" in the village of Inn Din.
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