Myanmar military tries to justify deadly attack on insurgent ceremony amid international disgust

Media outlets report up to 100 killed, including childrenAttack likely the deadliest military air strike since coupUN calls for those responsible to be held accountableJunta says civilians may have died in attack

Flowers hang during a nationwide flower campaign against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar April 2, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Ed Davies

Myanmar's military said it carried out a deadly attack on a village gathering organised by its insurgent opponents this week and if civilians were also killed it was because they were being forced to help the "terrorists".

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