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Myanmar committee denies Rohingya atrocities

Report concludes condemnation of security forces baseless

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A Myanmar border guard police officer stands guard in front of the remains of a house burned down in a clash between suspected militants and security forces in Tin May village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar on July 14.   © Reuters

NAYPYITAW -- A government-appointed committee looking into allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has concluded the accusations against the country's security forces have no basis, the government has said.

In a report released Sunday, the committee said it had found no evidence of human rights violations or ethnic cleansing.

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