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Myanmar - October 2023

Major anti-junta military offensive underway
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A coalition of ethnic rebel groups and anti-coup forces launched a coordinated armed offensive against Myanmar’s military junta in the country’s northern Shan state on 27 October. The attack is the most serious military challenge to the junta since it overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected government in a coup in 2021. Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced by the fighting, which comes in the wake of two years of violence from the military junta, and a 300 percent increase in junta airstrikes in some regions in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.

Sources: Human Rights Watch, France24, Amnesty InternationalAl Jazeera, United Nations

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Rule of Law -2 Rule of Law  (-2)
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