Rohingyas mark Eid after fleeing to Bangladesh Sep 03, 2017 0 165 12345 AFPDHAKASCORES of Rohingya Muslim refugees offered Eid prayers on Saturday in Bangladesh, many of them recent arrivals fleeing a surge in communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar.The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya -- a stateless ethnic minority -- to seek refuge in Bangladesh, with many drowning as they attempt to cross the border river in makeshift boats.It is the bloodiest chapter yet in a bitter five-year crisis that has torn apart Rakhine along ethnic and religious lines, displaced the Rohingya in huge numbers and heaped international condemnation on Myanmar's army and the government of Aung San Suu Kyi."I had everything at my home... but now I've become a refugee. There's nothing much to celebrate. Yet it is our duty to perform the Eid prayer,"said 39-year-old Makbul Hossain who made the dangerous crossing from Rakhine to the Bangladesh border town of Cox's Bazar last week.Goats, sheep and cows are slaughtered worldwide to celebrate the major Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha, which is known as the Feast of the Sacrifice."I used to sacrifice my own animals during Eid,"said 60-year-old farmer Deen Mohammad.But he was forced to flee for his safety after the latest round of violence erupted late August when Rohingya militants swarmed police posts, killing 15 officials and burning villages."When the fighting started I left my homestead with everything. I am penniless here,"he told AFP, breaking down in tears. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Sri Lanka's ex-army chief ready to testify against successor Sep 03, 2017 1 951 Food distribution halted as Rakhine violence worsens Sep 03, 2017 0 157 Pakistan will work to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan: FM Sep 03, 2017 0 243 Ex-Pakistan president Zardari says party not satisfied with verdict in Bhutto murder case DAWN NEWS ISLAMABAD THE FORMER president of Pakistan and co-chairman of the PPP, Asif Ali Zardari, told journalists that the party was"not satisfied"with the verdict of the Rawalpindi Ant-Terrorism Court (ATC) in the .. Pakistan girl killed in Indian firing on border AFP MUZAFFARABAD A FIVE-YEAR-OLD Pakistani girl was killed on Saturday after she was hit in the head by a bullet fired by Indian troops across the border in disputed Kashmir, officials said. The incident took place in .. Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide'against Rohingya Ankara, Sept 1, 2017 (AFP) -Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of"genocide"against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh .. Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as nearly 60,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar COX'S BAZAR NEARLY 60,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since last week, adding pressure on the scarce resources of aid agencies and local communities already helping hundreds of ..