Myanmar troops accused of taking children hostage during clashes

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Myanmar soldiers took a group of civilians, including at least 80 children, hostage for two days during clashes with rebels before releasing most of them on Monday, according to media reports, a rebel group and a shadow government statement.The incident happened in the central Sagaing region in Myanmar, which has been the scene of fierce fighting between militia groups opposed to the military coup.Air strikes and raids by the military at the weekend in Yinmabin, a township about 120km (75 miles…

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