Global aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.
Bangladeshi officials have known the truth of the matter all this time, and have been striving tirelessly to persuade the United Nations to take tangible measures that go beyond issuing strongly worded resolutions for Myanmar to end the violence.
The military crackdown began on 25 August after Rohingya Arsa militants attacked more than 30 police posts.
The Myanmar Press Council says police have arrested two journalists working for an global news organization on suspicion of possessing "secret police documents" related to the ongoing crisis in Rakhine state.
It said the figure arrived at through the field survey, covering the period between August 25 and September 24, includes 750 children below the age of 5.
A Turkish aid group has sent four tons of food and dug 50 wells for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, according to the group.
MSF medical director Sidney Wong said: "We met and spoke with survivors of violence in Myanmar, who are now sheltering in overcrowded and unsanitary camps in Bangladesh".More news: Apple invests $390mn in Finisar for iPhone lasers
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She said the findings were staggering, both in terms of the numbers of people who reported a family member dead as a result of violence, and horrific ways in which they said they were killed or severely injured.
But MSF said the peak in deaths coincided with the launch of "clearance operations" by the army and local militias in late August, and were evidence "that Rohingya have been targeted".
The figure of 6,700 people who were killed through violence represents "the most conservative" estimate, MSF said.
The mostly Muslim minority are denied citizenship by Myanmar, where they are seen as immigrants from Bangladesh. The military operation, which many including United Nations calls as an "ethnic cleansing" led to a mass displacement of Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh.
Gunshots were the cause of death in most cases.
In November, Bangladesh signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of the refugees.
"Currently people are still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and those who do manage to cross the border still report being subject to violence in recent weeks", Wong said.