Kokang, 28 November
Operation 1027 in the northern part of the country, which began nearly three years after the military coup, resulted in a crushing defeat for the military council, and it has now been a month since the operation.
The Three Brotherhood Alliance, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and the Arakan Army (AA), declared war against the military council in late October and launched simultaneous attacks on important military bases and outposts in northern Shan State at the same time.
The powerful ethnic armed organization, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and other revolutionary forces, as well as the NUG’s PDF forces, are also participating in the operation.
The operation expanded not only to the northern Shan State but also to the Sagaing, Chin, Karenni, and Rakhine regions as a result of the harmonious joint attack, capturing important military bases and administrative offices of the military council.
Currently, regional ethnic armed organizations and joint revolutionary forces have taken control of six towns in northern Shan State, Kawlin and Khampat in Sagaing, Rikhawdar and Lailinpi in Chin, and Maese town in Karenni State.
CDM Sergeant Zeyar from the Air Force stated that the junta army prioritized physical development as the Standard Army and neglected mental development, and that the army is now in a state where it cannot fully recover from its trauma.
During Operation 1027, the soldiers and family members of the entire battalion defected to the Three Brotherhood Alliance, the first incident in Myanmar’s army history.
Furthermore, revolutionary groups were able to capture bases and outposts on the front lines within hours and seize a large amount of military equipment while some soldiers surrendered and others escaped.
According to the Irrawaddy news agency, the military council has sent around 10,000 combat troops from Mandalay, Bagu, and Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw to protect the military headquarters from nationwide offensives during the second week of November.
In addition, the military council is secretly calling in thousands of troops from other areas, and civilian servants in Nay Pyi Taw are being formed as guard forces, the report said, quoting junta staff and military sources.
On November 21, the military council withdrew troops from all camps, including the Infantry Battalion in Injangyang in Kachin State, the KIA spokesperson told Than Lwin Times.
The Three Brotherhood Alliance announced on November 24 that they are ready to move on to the next phase of the Nationwide Operation, a month after the launch of Operation 1027.
U Than Soe Naing, a political and military analyst, concluded that Operation 1027 could not cover the entire northeast of the country and that the revolutionary forces needed to capture the remaining areas in the second phase of military operations before seizing Nay Pyi Taw.
The Three Brotherhood Alliance said around 11:30 on November 25 that Kokang Special Region 1 is only a hand’s reach away from the Kokang people during the one-month operation, and the Laukkai battle, which will be the battle for the Kokang people to return home, will come soon.
On the one-month anniversary of the 1027 operation, the TNLA attacked the Nanpaw bridge camp of Muse Township at 3:30 a.m. and fought against regime troops around 7 a.m. near Nar Khaw/Kaung-Mulain village in Kyaukme Township.
In addition, the TNLA launched the attack on regime troops stationed in Maile Village, Lashio Township, at around 8:00 a.m. on November 27, and the details of the situation are not yet available.
The Kokang media reported on November 27 that the MNDAA also captured the Kyinsankyawt gate, which is a hub for China-Myanmar border trade, at 10:00 a.m. on November 25.
Within a month of the launch of Operation 1027, the Three Brotherhood Alliance had captured more than 260 small and large regime outposts in Rakhine State, including the Kokang region and Ta’ang region in northern Shan State.
News – Than Lwin Times
Photo- The Kokang