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Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar and Rohingya

rohingya insurgents: Bangladesh said the repatriations are to begin within two months, according to CBC. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when the army began clearance operations following an attack on police posts by a group of Rohingya insurgents. Myanmar announced the agreement on Thursday, but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return home or how soon that might happen. Rohingya subjected to 'dehumanizing apartheid' Amnesty International Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape The office of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the agreement on the return of displaced persons from Rakhine state was signed Thursday by cabinet officials in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital. Under that agreement, Rohingya were required to present residency documents, which few have, before being allowed to return to Myanmar. It said the pact follows a formula set in a 1992 repatriation agreement signed by the two nations after an earlier spasm of violence. ( As reported in the news.