In the early morning of Monday, Nov. 13, resistance forces in Chin State, Myanmar stormed two Myanmar military bases near the Indian border. Within hours both were captured, sending 43 junta soldiers fleeing into the Indian state of Mizoram. By the end of the day, the Chin National Army (CNA) flag flew over the crucial border town of Rihkhawdar.
Operation 1027 is not only reshaping the regime's hold on northern Shan State, but also recasting relations among ethnic armed actors. The SSPP, which partnered with the TNLA to fight the RCSS from 2018-2021, has just announced a formal ceasefire with the RCSS.
James*, a researcher from the Myanmar Policy Institute (MPI), unpacks the politics, economics and geopolitics behind the recent wave of attacks against the military junta in Myanmar called Operation 1027. Initiated by three ethnic armed organisations in northern Shan State, it has now spread to other parts of Myanmar, including Karenni State, Sagaing Region, Chin State and Rakhine State.
The 'Three Brotherhood Alliance', as the group is known, have claimed they are dedicated to eradicating the oppressive military dictatorship and committed to combating online gambling scam centres on the Myanmar-China border. Facebook
Three Chinese navy ships have arrived in Myanmar for joint drills with its navy, the country’s junta said, as a border conflict strains ties between the Southeast Asian nation and its most important ally.
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