Junta suffers significant losses due to lack of public support

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Kokant, 22 November

Military and political analysts told Than Lwin Times that the death toll of junta soldiers has been on the rise since they have clashed with revolutionary forces almost all over the country since the coup.

The military council is engaged in battle with the People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) that emerged after the military took power in February 2021, except for Nay Pyi Taw and the cities.

According to the veteran ethnic armed organization KNU, which fought over 10,000 battles with the junta army during the coup, over 18,000 military council troops were killed or injured.

The Karen National Union (KNU) has stated that the junta army is losing battles due to the inability to send reinforcements, the failure to recruit new troops, and the soldiers’ collapsing morale.

CDM Sergeant Zeya from the Air Force stated that there were troops who had been on the front lines for two or three years, becoming demoralized and dying in battles due to a lack of public support.

In early May, the National Unity Government (NUG) announced that nearly 30,000 enemy forces had been wiped out, and more than 13,000 military and police personnel who refused to accept the military coup had joined the people’s embrace in the two years of the people’s resistance war.

The junta army is currently also under attack and defeated by Operation 1027 of the Three Brotherhood Alliance, not only in Northern Shan State but also in the ethnic states and Sagaing Region.

On the other hand, after losing many camps during Operation 1027, more than 200 military council troops laid down weapons, and there were dozens of surrenders in Rakhine, Kayah, and Mon states as well.

Lawyer U Gyi Myint remarked that the increase in the number of deaths of regime members was a result of junta chief Min Aung Hlaing’s incompetence and greed for power.

According to data from the Burmese Affairs and Conflict Studies (BACS), the military council has lost an average of two cities per week since the launch of Operation 1027.

The Three Brotherhood Alliance from Northern Shan State has captured military camps and towns in their operations, as well as those in Upper Sagaing, Chin, and Karenni.

During the third week of late October and early November, the alliance seized six towns and 160 bases and outposts in northern Shan State, and the military council had lost two towns in Sagaing Region.

The military council has come to rely on air support and artillery shelling and has used the army, navy, and air operations to counter the revolutionary groups in some areas.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo-The Kokang

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