Mapping No. 22
Three Brotherhood Alliance (3BHA) forces launched the military ‘Operation 1027’ on October 27, 2023, and simultaneously attacked junta bases in northern Shan State. Within a few days, the Allied forces had seized four towns, including Chinshwehaw, on the China-Myanmar border, and claimed control of Hsenwi. Up to November 8, 2023, 3BHA forces have occupied at least 150 military positions including some major junta bases and other strategically important positions, as well as at least five police stations. As the map demonstrates, the major objective of ‘Operation 1027’ appears to be the re-occupation of Laukkai and cutting off the potential for reinforcements from the Myanmar military to the operation theatre. On November 7, the Allied forces seized the Tapakyo bridge connecting the Laukkai and Kutkai-Tamoenye-Mongsi areas. Laukkai was then effectively cut off and isolated from other towns in Shan State. 3BHA forces announced they are continuing attacks on Laukkai and Kunlong.