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Operation 1027

2023–2024 anti-junta military operation in Myanmar / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Operation 1027 (Burmese: ၁၀၂၇ စစ်ဆင်ရေး; MLCTS: 1027 Cachcangre:, Burmese pronunciation: [tə.sʰɛ̀ n̥ə.sʰɛ̼.θóʊɴ sɪʔ.sʰɪɴ.jè]) is an ongoing military offensive conducted by the Three Brotherhood Alliance, a military coalition composed of three ethnic armed organisations in Myanmar: the Arakan Army (AA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), and Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), allied with other rebel forces in the country, against the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's ruling military junta.[23][24]

Operation 1027
Part of the Myanmar civil war
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Map as of 9 January 2024 (not including gains made by anti-junta forces before 27 October)
  Gains made by anti-junta forces
For a detailed accurate up-to-date map, see here
Date27 October 2023 – present[1]
Location
Status

Ongoing; Tenuous ceasefire[2]

  • Bai Suocheng, Wei Huairen, Liu Zhengxiang and other former major leaders of the Kokang Autonomous Region were arrested by the junta on suspicion of Internet fraud and handed over to the Chinese police[3]
Territorial
changes
Anti-junta forces capture 36 towns and 36 strategic hilltop outposts/major command centers[4][5][6]
Belligerents

Flag_of_Myanmar.svg State Administration Council

Three Brotherhood Alliance and other anti-junta forces
Commanders and leaders
Units involved

Flag_of_the_Armed_Forces_%28Tatmadaw%29_of_Myanmar.svg Tatmadaw

Flag_of_Kokang_Self-Administered_Zone.svg Kokang Big Four Families (remnants of their militias)

Three Brotherhood Alliance:

Other anti-junta forces:

Strength
Unknown 20,000[12]
Casualties and losses
2,000+ casualties and 4,000+ captured (as of 5 Jan.; per the MNDAA)[13]
1,500+ casualties (as of 13 Nov.; per The Irrawaddy)[14]
298 killed (as of 8 Nov.; per the military)[15]
650+ captured (as of 19 Dec.; per The Irrawaddy)[16][17]
100+ MNDAA fighters killed (per the MNDAA), other rebel groups unknown[18]
363 civilians killed,[19][20] 461 injured (as of 8 Dec.)
335,000 displaced[21][22]

The joint rebel forces launched simultaneous attacks on multiple targets in northern Shan State, targeting the Myanmar Army, the Myanmar Police Force, and other military installations along the border with China.[25][26] The Brotherhood Alliance successfully took control of the strategically important Kokang Self-Administered Zone (SAZ) following their decisive victory in the Battle of Laukkai.[27][28] The offensive has spread outside Shan State across the country to Sagaing Region,[29][30] Chin State, and Rakhine State, and has sparked Operations 1107 and 1111 in the south of the country in Kayah State.[31] Resistance forces across the country captured scores of towns, with the Brotherhood Alliance claiming by 28 November 2023 to have captured over 220 junta positions.[32] The exiled civilian government of Myanmar, the National Unity Government, declared its support for the military offensive, and its armed wing, the People's Defense Force (PDF), has participated in military operations against regime forces.

The surprise offensive's series of victories against the military regime have led observers to call it "by far the most difficult moment" for the regime "since the early days of the coup."[33] The regime has been unable to effectively respond to the wave of losses it has suffered, resorting to indiscriminate shelling and airstrikes to retaliate.[34] The sides agreed to a ceasefire in December, but the agreement quickly collapsed. The sides agreed to another China-brokered ceasefire in northern Shan State on January 11, but the truce is tenuous, with rebel forces charging that the regime has conducted airstrikes in violation of the ceasefire's terms.[35][36]

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