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The number of Rohingya refugees crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh has surged, the UN says, with more than 35,000 new arrivals identified in the last 24 hours.
More than 123,000 Rohingya are now said to have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since 25 August.
The conflict was triggered by an attack by Rohingya militants on police posts.
This sparked a military counter-offensive that has forced a flood of Rohingya civilians from their villages.
The Rohingya are a stateless mostly Muslim ethnic minority who have faced persecution in Myanmar (also called Burma). Many of those who have fled describe troops and Rakhine Buddhist mobs razing their villages and killing civilians in a campaign to drive them out.
The military says it is fighting against Rohingya militants who are attacking civilians.

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