Myanmar's ruling military faces attacks from ethnic minority groups and pro-democracy fighters

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An alliance of ethnic minority insurgent groups and pro-democracy fighters in Myanmar are launching coordinated attacks on the ruling military to challenge its rule and capture territory. The 'Three Brotherhood Alliance' has taken several towns in northern Shan State and aims to protect civilians and maintain control over their territory.

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Myanmar's ruling military is facing attacks on multiple fronts in its borderlands as an alliance of ethnic minority insurgent groups combines with pro-democracy fighters to try to capture territory and challenge the junta's rule. On Oct. 27, an alliance of ethnic minority groups launched coordinated attacks on military posts in northern Shan State bordering China and took several towns, in an operation they called 1027, referring to the date the assault began.

The 'Three Brotherhood Alliance', as the group is known, said its objective was 'to safeguard the lives of civilians, assert our right to self-defense, maintain control over our territory and respond resolutely to ongoing artillery attacks and airstrikes' by the junta

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