Tillerson in Myanmar to press Suu Kyi and army on Rohingya

Washingtons topdiplomat arrived in Myanmar Wednesday to press civilian leader Aung San SuuKyi and the countrys powerful army chief over violence-torn Rakhine state,where troops are accused of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

Secretary of State Rex Tillersons one-day stop in the capital Naypyidawcomes as global outrage builds over an army crackdown that has driven morethan 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August.

While Myanmars military insists it has only targeted Rohingya rebels,refugees massing in grim Bangladeshi camps have described chilling andconsistent accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson at the hands ofsecurity forces.

The UN has said the army campaign likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of aminority that has faced years of systematic oppression.

Tillerson will meet first with army commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Hewill urge

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