Myanmar violence is escalating as armed militias confront the army: report
NGOs warning of the danger of civil war which would have devastating impact on civilians
Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defense” forces step up to confront the military, a report said Monday.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the February coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, with more than 880 killed in a junta crackdown on dissent, according to a local monitoring group.
In some areas, locals – often using rudimentary weapons – have formed “defense forces” to fight back.
In response, the military has used helicopters and artillery.
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