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Operation 1107

Operation 1107
Part of the Myanmar civil war
Date7 November 2023 - present
(5 months, 1 week and 5 days)
Location
Status Ongoing
Territorial
changes
Anti-junta controlled areas in Kayah State grow to 80%, including Mese
Belligerents
 Tatmadaw Various Karenni EAOs and PDFs[1]
Commanders and leaders
Units involved

Tatmadaw

Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
70+ killed[1]
38 captured
4 killed[1]
34+ civilians killed, 50 injured
280,000 civillians displaced[4]

Operation 1107 (Burmese: ၁၁၀၇ စစ်ဆင်ရေး) is an ongoing joint military operation launched on 7 November 2023, by the Karenni National People's Liberation Front, Karenni Army, and Karenni Nationalities Defence Force against the Tatmadaw military junta in Myanmar, during the Myanmar civil war. It was launched in support of the concurrent Operation 1027 by other rebel forces in Myanmar.[5][6]

Timeline

November

It began on 7 November 2023, with junta border posts in Mese Township, Kayah State (including Pantein)[1] being seized by Karenni forces. Many weapons were seized by the rebels.[7] 70 junta soldiers were said to have been killed in the attack, while Karenni forces claimed to have incurred four dead.[1] Starting from 4:00 AM in the morning on the 11th, KNDF and KA forces started attacking military bases around Loikaw in an operation dubbed "Operation 11.11". The coalition forces captured seven military bases and shot down an aircraft.[8][9]

The KNDF claimed responsibility for the junta K-8W trainer/attack aircraft which crashed in a combat zone near Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State. However, the Tatmadaw claimed the aircraft suffered a technical problem.[10][11] A junta source stated that it was unclear if it crashed from enemy fire or from technical failure.[12]

December

In addition to Loikaw mentioned above, fighting has been reported in Demoso and Mobye. It was also stated that this fighting has strategically prevented Tatmadaw from sending reinforcements from Kayah State to Shan state, where Operation 1027 is ongoing. Not only that but also forced it to defend Loikaw and thus left some other areas around it lightly defended.[13]

KNLA also began fighting for Kyaukkyi Township in the Bago Region joined by the Bago PDF. This was a significant development because the township lies outside of Kayah State.[14] On 4 December, KNLA and local PDF units captured the town of Mone in Kyaukkyi Township, marking the first capture of a settlement in Bago Region.[15]

On the 5th, there were reports of initial progress in the Bago region and that 1,500 fighters were involved against Tatmadaw.[16]

On the 9th, Pyu Township was also reported to be under attack by insurgents. Pekon Township that neighbors Kayah State, but is in Shan State is also seeing fighting, with Demoso and Loikaw continuing seeing combat.[17]

On 13 December, reports emerged of insurgents making some initial progress in Pyu Township, where they seized positions along the Yangon-Naypyitaw-Mandalay highway, which is located a few kilometers from the strategically important Yangon-Naypyitaw-Mandalay Expressway. Pyu township is also important due to its close proximity to the capital city Naypyitaw. Involved in this push are the local PDF units as well as KNU, Bamar People’s Liberation Army and KNLA. Fighting in Kyaukkyi Township also continues.[18]

As of December 15, fighting in Mobye is continuing, the insurgents claim to have taken 75% of the town. At least 5 civilians where reported to have been killed as a result of the fighting, with much of the town abandoned by the civilians. The casualties of fighting in Mobye include 11 Tatmadaw and 9 Insurgents soldiers killed.[19]

January

Fighting has been continuing in Demoso as well as the surrounding countryside. Such as in Moso, Hpruso. Al Jazeera reported that this fighting in Moso was linked to a supply road used by the resistance, with Tatmadaw trying to disrupt its use.[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Operation 1107 launched in Karenni State: Three military camps captured – killing at least 70 soldiers". MPA. 8 November 2023. Archived from the original on 8 November 2023. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Karenni resistance forces launch attacks on junta troops in Kayah State capital". Development Media Group. 11 November 2023. Archived from the original on 16 November 2023. Retrieved 15 November 2023.
  3. ^ J, Esther (10 November 2023). "After attacking military target in Karenni State, KNDF and KNPLF announce launch of 'Operation 1107'". Myanmar Now. Archived from the original on 10 November 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Karenni Resistance Says It Controls Most of Pekon in Myanmar's Southern Shan".
  5. ^ "ကရင်နီဒေသ ၁၁၀၇ စစ်ဆင်ရေး တိုက်ပွဲ ဆင်နွှဲ" [Karenni Region 1107 Operation Battle]. BBC News မြန်မာ (in Burmese). 9 November 2023. Archived from the original on 10 November 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  6. ^ "ကရင်နီဒေသ ၁၁၀၇ စစ်ဆင်ရေး စတင်" [Karenni Region 1107 Operation Begins]. VOA (in Burmese). 8 November 2023. Archived from the original on 10 November 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  7. ^ "More Myanmar Junta Bases Fall in Coordinated Attacks". The Irrawaddy. 8 November 2023. Archived from the original on 9 November 2023. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  8. ^ "စစ်ကောင်စီတိုက်လေယာဉ် ၁စင်း ပစ်ခတ်ခံရပြီး ပျက်ကျ" [1 military council fighter plane was shot down and crashed]. DVB (in Burmese). 12 November 2023. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Tens of Thousands Trapped as Myanmar Resistance Strikes Kayah State Capital". The Irrawaddy. 14 November 2023. Archived from the original on 14 November 2023. Retrieved 14 November 2023.
  10. ^ "A military jet crashes in eastern Myanmar. Ethnic resistance groups claim they shot it down". Associated Press News. 11 November 2023. Archived from the original on 11 November 2023. Retrieved 11 November 2023.
  11. ^ "Incident Hongdu K-8W Karakorum 3942". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 13 November 2023. Retrieved 13 November 2023.
  12. ^ Peck, Grant (11 November 2023). "A military jet crashes in eastern Myanmar. Ethnic resistance groups claim they shot it down". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 11 November 2023. Retrieved 11 November 2023.
  13. ^ "Charting the Shifting Power Balance on Myanmar's Battlefields". The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 10 December 2023. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  14. ^ "Myanmar Resistance Fights to Seize Bago Town Near Yangon-Naypyitaw Road". The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 6 December 2023. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Myanmar Resistance Seizes First Town in Bago Region: KNU". The Irrawaddy. 5 December 2023. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  16. ^ "Myanmar Resistance Seizes First Town in Bago Region: KNU". Archived from the original on 7 December 2023. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  17. ^ "In Its Seventh Week, Operation 1027 Continues Expanding in Myanmar". 9 December 2023. Archived from the original on 10 December 2023. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  18. ^ "Myanmar Resistance Seizes Key Police Station in Bago Region". 13 December 2023.
  19. ^ "Myanmar Resistance Scents Breakthrough as Bodies Pile Up in Moebye".
  20. ^ Nachemson, Andrew. "How a roadside in eastern Myanmar became a military killing field". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 17 February 2024.
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