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Myanmar govt-appointed panel finds no 'genocide' against Rohingya

Security forces were responsible for possible war crimes, serious human rights violations

War crimes and serious human rights violations by security forces included the "killing of innocent villagers and destruction of their homes".

YANGON (Reuters) -- A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine state during weeks of brutal violence, during which the United Nations says gang rapes and mass killings were carried out with "genocidal intent". Hundreds of villages were burned to the ground and later razed and scraped.

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