Satellite images of Maw village in Rakhine State show razed buildings [nternational Cyber Policy Centre, ASPI]

Aung Zan village in Myanmar‘s northern Rakhine State lies just a few kilometres from the Bangladesh border.

Once home to a small community of Rohingya, its fifty buildings were almost entirely burnt down during violent crackdowns that forced more than 745,000 refugees into Bangladesh in 2017.    

New satellite analysis released on Wednesday by an Australian think-tank, the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), shows “minimal preparation” for the return of Rohingya refugees amid the continuing destruction of residential areas and an increase in military facilities in northern Rakhine.

In Aung Zan village, ASPI says the last remaining residential structures were demolished

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