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Myanmar's Military Regime Faces Significant Uprising Since 2021 Coup

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Muhammad Jawad
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Myanmar's Military Regime Faces Significant Uprising Since 2021 Coup

Since October 27, 2023, Myanmar's military regime has been grappling with the most formidable challenge to its authority since the 2021 coup, facing a significant uprising from diverse resistance groups across several states. The coordinated forces of the Brotherhood Alliance, including the Arakan Army (AA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), launched Operation 1027, a large-scale offensive targeting regime bases and towns. This operation has resulted in the capture of over 224 junta bases and seven towns, disrupting pivotal trade routes between Myanmar and China.

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The Resistance Forces

Joining the Brotherhood Alliance, other entities such as the People's Defense Force (PDF) groups under the National Unity Government (NUG), the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force (KNDF), and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have amplified the offensive's impact. There have been significant losses on both sides, with over 200 soldiers and 45 resistance fighters killed in the first 10 days of November in Kayah State alone. The resistance has also compelled the surrender of substantial numbers of junta soldiers, including over 500 troops and their families.

Humanitarian Consequences

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Due to the ongoing conflict, almost 335,000 people have been displaced, and civilian casualties are on the rise. Almost 200 deaths and 263 injuries have been reported, though actual numbers are feared to be higher. In response, the junta has retaliated with air strikes, artillery attacks, and the mobilization of 14,000 additional combat troops to defend Naypyitaw, the administrative capital.

Implications of the Uprising

The widespread uprising marks a turning point in Myanmar's struggle against the junta's rule. Despite the regime's attempt to quell the rebellion, the coordinated actions of the resistance groups indicate the possible onset of a new phase in the conflict. The intensifying situation in Myanmar underscores the urgent need for a peaceful resolution and international intervention to prevent further humanitarian disaster.

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