Mass graves of Rohingya discovered in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to proceed after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The Associated Press has confirmed the existence of 5 newly discovered mass graves in Myanmar, and reports in vivid detail on massacres of civilians in an ongoing campaign of horrors by Myanmar's military, "with help from Buddhist neighbors," that the AP notes "looks increasingly like a genocide."

The big picture: Myanmar is in the midst of a brutal purge of its persecuted Muslim minority Rohingya population, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. This reporting underlines the fact that many who haven't fled are being systematically killed.

Below are excerpts from the AP's terrifying report: