Myanmar operation against Rohingya has 'hallmarks of ethnic cleansing', U.S. Congress members say -—YANGON (Reuters) - Members of U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were disturbed by the harsh response of Myanmar's security forces to attacks by militants in August which they said bore "all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'. The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it described as "horrendous atrocities."