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Myanmar troops fire on thousands of fleeing civilians

Myanmese troops have reportedly fires on civilians who are fleeing in their thousands as violence between Rohinya fighters and government soldiers escalated in Rakhine state. 

Clashes between the two sides have killed almost 100, and left thousands of refugees trapped at the border with Bangladesh. 

Over 4000 non-Muslim civilians were evacuated by the government. 

On Friday, the armed Rohingya Muslim groups, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched a coordinated attacks against police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state, and attempted to break into an army base. 

The ARSA, which was previously called Harakah al-Yaqin launched its first attack in October, warning that more attacks would take place. Rohingya Muslims have faced systematic persecution by the Myanmar government with credible allegations of security forces committing crimes against humanity. 

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