Civilians Fight Back Against Myanmar Military Accused of War Crimes

The photo shows a young girl being baptized during an AMG event in Myanmar. (Photo courtesy of AMG)

Myanmar’s military has murdered civilians and used them as human shields, according to a new human rights report. Soldiers have attacked homes, refugee camps, and even churches.

The actions may amount to war crimes. These attacks took place in Karenni State. The group, Fortify Rights, says the military has committed these crimes with internationally supplied weapons. They urged the UN Security Council to impose a global arms embargo on Myanmar.

It’s been just over a year since the military of Myanmar seized power from elected officials.

Civilians fighting back

Brian Dennett with AMG International says, “One thing we’re hearing from our team is that they are losing many of their soldiers, as the locals learn how to fight. They are being more strategic and using more guerrilla warfare tactics.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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