YANGON, Myanmar

A Myanmar government-sponsored commission has said that security forces committed war crimes against Rohingya Muslims in 2017.

The independent Commission of Enquiry set up to probe alleged rights violations in the country’s western Rakhine state, submitted its final report to Myanmar President Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi late on Monday.

Rights violations by multiple actors

The panel concluded that war crimes were committed by members and collaborators of an insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), as well as by members of Myanmar’s security forces and civilians during military operations in three townships

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