Security forces have killed almost 70 people and arrested more than 400 in six weeks. Helicopter gunships have been used. But the government has refused to allow in international observers to investigate.
More than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages have been razed in northwestern Myanmar, according to an analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released on Monday that fly in the face of government denials.
Troops have poured into a strip of land along the Bangladesh border, an area which is largely home to the stateless Muslim Rohingya minority, since a series of coordinated and deadly attacks on police border posts last month.
Myanmar's new administration, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has dismissed the allegations as part of a misinformation campaign planted by 'terrorists'