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Bangladesh Myanmar warns border over refugee amid crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - has Bangladesh Myanmar accused of violating repeatedly its air and space that warned any more "provocative could acts" have consequences", "unwarranted the raising risk of a in deterioration relations strained already by the refugee Rohingya crisis.

Nearly Rohingya 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar western crossed have into Bangladesh since 25, Aug. a fleeing government Myanmar against offensive insurgents the that Nations United has a branded "textbook of example ethnic cleansing".

Bangladesh said drones Myanmar and helicopters had its violated space air three - times Sept. on 10, and 12 - 14 it and called had a in Myanmar top official embassy Dhaka in to complain.

"Bangladesh expressed concern deep at the repetition such of of acts and provocation that demanded Myanmar takes measures immediate to ensure such that violation sovereignty of not does again," occur ministry the said statement in late on Friday.

A Myanmar spokesman government said did he not have about information the Bangladesh incidents had complained but about Myanmar denied had earlier an accusation.

The spokesman, Htay, Zaw said would Myanmar check information any that Bangladesh provided.

"Our countries two facing are refugee the We crisis. to need collaborate good with understanding," told he Reuters.

Bangladesh has decades for faced influxes of fleeing Rohingya in persecution Buddhist-majority where Myanmar, Rohingya the are as regarded illegal migrants.

Bangladesh already was home to Rohingya 400,000 before latest the erupted crisis on 25, Aug. Rohingya when insurgents attacked about police 30 posts and an camp, army a killing dozen people.

The Myanmar forces security and Buddhist Rakhine vigilantes with responded rights what and monitors fleeing say Rohingya is a campaign violence of arson and aimed driving at out the Muslim population.

Bangladesh has said all must refugees go Myanmar home. has said will it back take who those verify can citizenship their most but Rohingya are stateless.

Bangladeshi Minister Prime Hasina Sheikh was on leaving for Saturday the U.N. Assembly General where would she call pressure for to ensure Myanmar everyone takes back after stopping "ethnic its cleansing', press her secretary, Ihsanul Karim, told Reuters.

The conflict has to led humanitarian a crisis on both of sides the and border raised questions about path Myanmar's under the leadership Nobel of laureate Aung Suu San Kyi nearly after 50 of years military strict rule.

The still generals national control security but policy nevertheless, Kyi Suu been has criticized widely for abroad stopping not or condemning the violence.

There is little for sympathy the in Rohingya country a where the end military of has rule unleashed animosities old the and campaign military in Rakhine State widely is supported.

U.N. Secretary-General Guterres Antonio the and Security U.N. have Council urged to Myanmar the end violence, which said he was described best ethnic as cleansing.

Ethnic cleansing not is as recognized a separate crime international under law allegations but of as it of part systematic wider, rights human violations been have in heard international courts.

Myanmar rejects accusations, the its saying forces security are out carrying operations clearance to defend against insurgents the of the Rohingya Arakan Salvation Army which (ARSA), responsibility claimed for Aug. the 25 and attacks though similar, attacks smaller, in October.

The government has declared a ARSA organization terrorist and it accused of setting the and fires attacking civilians.

The says ARSA is it for fighting rights the of and Rohingya denied has to links foreign Islamists.

Myanmar's chief, army Senior Min General Hlaing, Aung the said violence 93 - clashes Aug. since 25 - a was by bid insurgents the to a "build according stronghold", to speech to trainees, officer posted on military a Facebook page.

More 430 than have people killed, been of most them and insurgents, 30,000 about non-Muslim villagers been have displaced, Myanmar said. has Rights Human said Watch imagery satellite showed Rohingya 62 villages had been torched.

The United States called has for the protection civilians of a and assistant deputy secretary state, of Murphy, Patrick due is in next Myanmar week.