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Hundreds of Rohingya flee deadly Myanmar crisis

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>> Bangladeshi patrols keeping a watchful eye out for illegal crossings from Myanmar. Their orders, send back any Rohingya Muslims refugees scrambling to flee violence that's killed dozens of people and left tens of thousand homeless. The UN says Rohingya are flooding over the border and droves, hoping to find shelter and camps or even the homes of local residents.
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Many families separated in the struggle to escape.>> There was a group from our village trying to cross the river to come here, but suddenly the boat sank. Some made it to the river bank, but seven people are missing, including my three children.>> The bloodshed in Northwest Myanmar is the worst in years.
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Soldiers pouring in after nine police were killed in attacks that the government blames on Islamists. Leaving the Rohingya with little option but to flee. Residents and rights groups say security forces are raping women, burning down homes and killing civilians. Something the government and military denied.>> The military took away my father and uncles.
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I don't know if they're alive or not, but I'm sure they were tortured to save me.>> The United Nations says that although thousands of Rohingya have crossed illegally into Bangladesh, few if any want to stay there. They'd rather wait for peace in Myanmar so they can go home and be reunited with their families.
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But as violence rages in the country still emerging from the shadow of military rule, there's not certainty of when that day will come.