25 Jun '11, 12am

@AsiaTodayNews US appeals for safety of Myanmar refugees: WASHINGTON - THE United States called on... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews US appeals for safety of Myanmar refugees: WASHINGTON - THE United States called on... - #Asia #News

The United States called on Friday for protection of people fleeing fighting between government and rebel forces in Myanmar's northern ethnic minority regions and renewed an appeal for an end to hostilities. --PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - THE United States called on Friday for protection of people fleeing fighting between government and rebel forces in Myanmar's northern ethnic minority regions and renewed an appeal for an end to hostilities. 'The United States is concerned by on-going violence in (Myanmar's) northern Kachin State and other regions of the country and calls for a halt to hostilities,' State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said. 'We are particularly concerned by the reports of human rights abuses in the area, including reports of casualties, rape, and displacement of thousands of local residents,' she said in a statement. Fierce fighting between governme...

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