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US blacklists Myanmar army chief, 3 other military leaders

Published : Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 136

The United States on Tuesday blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities, the US Treasury Department said.
The sanctions targeted
    Commander-in-Chief of the Burmese military forces Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, Than Oo, a leader of the 99th Light Infantry Division, and Aung Aung, a leader of the 33rd Light Infantry Division, the Treasury said in a statement.     -Reuters   




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