The ongoing unrest in Myanmar is in danger of spiralling into an “all-out civil war”, a human rights group has warned.
Hundreds of people, including children, have been killed since the military seized power in February. The coup triggered mass protests that have been met with a violent response from the authorities.
“The military regime has lost control of the civil service, the population, the economy. They are in a state of panic and in doing so they have ramped up violence,” Debbie Stothard, the co-ordinator of the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, told BBC World News.
“We are in severe danger of seeing an all-out civil war happening throughout the country,” she added.