Rohingya shocked, terrified as deadline for Myanmar return nears

By Joshua Carroll | Al Jazeera

Yangon, Myanmar – Abdul fled his burning home last August amid a frenzy of screams, smoke and gunfire.

As soldiers from Myanmar’s army shot people down at his village in northern Rakhine state, he saw his nephew and son-in-law struck and killed by bullets.

Abdul made it across the border with his wife and four children to Bangladesh where, like hundreds of thousands of other Muslim-majority Rohingya, they have lived for more than a year in cramped, desperate conditions.