Arakan Army, The three twin alliances announced on the night of February 9 that the people’s desire to eradicate the military dictatorship will be completed within a year.
The three brothers said this while talking about the Chinese New Year, which falls today on February 10.
It is also stated that the three fraternal alliances are taking care to avoid gunshots along the China-Myanmar border in order to pass the Chinese New Year safely.
This year is the Year of the Dragon for the Chinese people, and the eradication of the military dictatorship, which is the wish of the entire Burmese people, will be completed during this year, the statement said.
The Chinese Year of the Dragon will last from February 10, 2024 to January 25, 2025.
To find out more about it, the three twin alliances, the Rakhine Army (AA), RFA contacted the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Burmese National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) by telephone, but they have not yet received a response.
Currently, there is a ceasefire between the Military Council Army and the three twin alliances in northern Shan State, but local residents say that due to military reinforcements and military preparations on both sides, fighting may resume soon.
Operation 1027, which began on October 27, 2023, ended in a ceasefire in northern Shan State on January 11, 2024 due to the intervention of the Chinese government. However, as part of this operation, within Rakhine State, the Military Council Army and the Rakhine Army (AA) are fighting fiercely.
Nearly 1,000 civilians died in three years due to airstrikes
2021, the military coup On February 9, the Nyan Lin New Research Group released a report that 936 civilians were killed by airstrikes during the nearly three-year period from February 1 to December 2023.
In addition, 878 civilians were also injured, according to the report.
Over the course of nearly three years, the Military Council Army carried out 1,652 airstrikes, and the number is increasing year by year.
Since the coup began in 2021, 85 airstrikes have been carried out, killing 63 civilians and injuring 42. In 2022, 339 air strikes were carried out, killing 260 civilians and injuring 85. In 2023, there were 1,228 airstrikes, killing 613 civilians and injuring 751.
In addition, in almost three years, due to air strikes, hospitals, 28 clinics; According to the report, 76 schools and 137 religious buildings were damaged.
National Unity Government (NUG) Presidential Office Spokesman U Kyaw Zaw said that the army’s attacks have been recorded and action is being taken.
“We have obtained evidence and records to be able to take action against those who are committing major crimes when the law is in place. These generals who committed war crimes, those who gave orders, and those who physically committed them will be punished with the strongest punishment according to international law, as well as the strongest punishment according to domestic law.”
RFA called the spokesperson for the military council regarding this report, but there was no response.
Former military officials said that the increase in airstrikes by the Military Council was to save military power and make it more effective.
The Chairman of the Military Council, General Min Aung Hlaing, said that air power was effectively used in suppressing the armed conflict that arose after the coup in 2023. He spoke on December 15.