Lashio, 29 October
Junta regime faces challenges from the revolutionary forces’ joint attack while deploying forces on several front lines, said military and political analysts.
The military council is using all of its army, navy, and air force to crush anti-regime ethnic armed organizations, including the armed resistance forces.
The Brotherhood Alliance has launched Operation 1027 to suppress the junta army and militia groups in six townships in northern Shan State along the China-Myanmar border.
The Brotherhood Alliance were able to capture many important regime bases in Chin Shwe Haw Bridge, Chuan Hote village in Hopan, Kunlon, Mong Koe, and Lashio on October 28.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), one of the Brotherhood Alliance, captured three military camps in Namkham Township, and Lashio’s Teinn Tan camp, where they confiscated various weapons and ammunition.
On October 28 morning, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Kokang group, and allied forces captured the junta’s Namgyun military base and two other camps in Chin Shwe Haw of Northern Shan State and seized weapons and ammunition.
Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw, a political analyst, said, “As the military regime has to deploy troops on many front lines, it will suffer in the future as well. The battles will become more intense. In such a situation, revolutionaries need to fight unitedly.”
Over the past week, two junta camps—Aung Ja camp in Kachin State and Namkut camp near Mong Koe in northern Shan—have been occupied by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and joint forces.
Military analysts believe that the Brotherhood Alliance forced the military council to concentrate on northern Shan State while the junta was attempting to launch a serious offensive to capture Laiza, the KIA’s headquarters.
Regarding Operation 1027, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the relevant organizations to stop the fighting as soon as possible and resolve the disputes peacefully.
Veteran lawyer U Gyi Myint said, “If the Chinese government wants to coerce the Myanmar government, it supports the northern armed groups, and if the Myanmar government relies on China, it orders the northern armed groups to be restrained.”
The Brotherhood Alliances—the Arakan Army (AA), Kokang (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army—MNDAA), and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)—have started operations to protect the lives and property of the people, to defend themselves, and to gain more control over their region. They added that they aim to eradicate the military dictatorship, which is the expectation of the entire Myanmar people, and eliminate the widespread online gambling scams in the country, including the China-Myanmar border.
U Than Soe Naing, a military and political analyst, said, “The military council may have a big challenge responding to the operations of the Brotherhood Alliance while deploying its forces across the country, and the battle is expected to last for quite a while.”
On the other hand, fighting has been going on between the military regime and the Karen National Union (KNU), including the local defense forces in Mon State, Karen State, and Tanintharyi Region in the southern part of the country.
Similarly, tension remains intense between the junta army and the resistance forces – Chin National Front (CNF), the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), and the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) in China and Karenni States and Sagaing and Magwe Regions.
The Ministry of Defense of the National Unity Government (NUG) has made it clear that it will collaborate with the Brotherhood Alliance to develop a harmonious one similar to Operation 1027.
More than 11,000 clashes took place across the country in the two and a half years since the coup, according to the report released on October 27 by ISP-Myanmar.
News – Than Lwin Times
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