Ceasefire between Brotherhood Alliance and Myanmar military ends in northern Shan State

The MNDAA and TNLA, members of the Brotherhood Alliance and parties to a temporary truce with the junta mediated by China, both resumed fighting with the regime forces in northern Shan State this week

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) announced on Tuesday morning that it had resumed anti-junta offensive operations in northern Shan State in response to multiple ceasefire violations by the Myanmar military.

The announcement came two days after a clash broke out near Lashio, northern Shan State between the military and the TNLA’s ally, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA)—also known as the Kokang Army—which had been a party to the same ceasefire agreement. 

Along with a third allied organisation—the Arakan Army, which operates primarily in Rakhine State—the Ta’ang and Kokang groups are both members of the Brotherhood Alliance, which launched a coordinated offensive against regime forces dubbed “Operation 1027” in October 2023. 

A ceasefire agreement mediated by the Chinese government, sometimes called the “Haigeng agreement” brought Operation 1027 to a temporary halt in January of this year. 

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