De­spite tide of refugees, Myan­mar de­nies abuses

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

NAYPYITAW, Myan­mar — Myan­mar’s mil­i­tary is­sued its most force­ful de­nial yet that se­cu­rity forces com­mit­ted atroc­i­ties dur­ing “clear­ance op­er­a­tions” in the west of the coun­try, say­ing an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion had ab­solved them of any wrong­do­ing in a cri­sis that has trig­gered the largest refugee ex­o­dus in Asia in decades.

The re­port con­tra­dicts con­sis­tent state­ments from eth­nic Ro­hingya Mus­lim refugees now in Bangladesh who have de­scribed mas­sacres, rape, loot­ing and the

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