Myanmar military is fighting ill-armed volunteers, aligned with anti-coup lawmakers, in Kayah State near the Thai border, with locals accusing the army of firing artillery shells that landed near villages.
Recent clashes and "indiscriminate attacks by security forces against civilian areas" have forced the population to flee their homes in eastern Kayah state near the Thai border, the international body's Myanmar office says.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
The programme to arm and train moderate rebel groups in their fight against the Assad regime by the CIA is to be halted by the Trump administration.
Regime news agency SANA reported that two shells were fired at the Russian embassy by rebel groups, one hitting the compound while the other fell nearby.
Fighting between Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al Sham is the first serious act of violence since both sides reached a truce in February.
Clashes were reported in Barada valley near Damascus, Hama and neighbouring Idlib povinces in Syria hours after a nationwide ceasefire took effect. The situation remains fragile as other parts of the country appear to be adhering to the truce.
Opposition factions in Syria offered their partial backing to the recent ceasefire deal between the United States and Russia as the influential Syrian armed group Ahrar al-Sham rejected it.
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