Myanmar: ‘We are in danger of seeing a civil war’

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.

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