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US Calls for Probe of Reports of Myanmar Military Atrocities

The United States on Thursday called for a credible, independent investigation by Myanmar's government of reports of military atrocities in the country's Shan State, saying they were reprehensible, if true. A rights group, the Shan Human Rights Foundation, accused Myanmar's army last week of bombing schools and Buddhist temples, firing on civilians and committing rape in an offensive against ethnic rebels in eastern Myanmar that has uprooted more than 10,000...

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