onsdag 30. august 2017

As Myanmar Fighting Flares, U.N. Urges Military Restraint

As fighting in western Myanmar sent thousands of refugees fleeing to Bangladesh, the United Nations top human rights official on Tuesday urged Myanmar’s military to show restraint and accused the office of the country’s de facto leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, of issuing “irresponsible” statements that could endanger international aid organizations.

United Nations officials said more than 8,700 Rohingya, members of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Rakhine state since Saturday, following clashes last week between security forces and a militant group identified as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The fighting was reported to have killed more than 100 people.