A record of resistance mine attacks on military council troops.
10 May 2023
According to the record by the Burma News International (BNI)-Myanmar Peace Monitor (MPM), the military council troops experienced 305 days of mine attacks by the resistance forces till 18 April, 2023 since the coup on 1 February, 2021. The number of mine attacks will be higher than that as our BNI-Myanmar Peace Monitor records mine attacks in townships by day.
Compared the mine attacks by year and month, December, 2021 topped the list of mine attacks with 44 days. May, 2022 stood first on the list of mine attacks with 34 days. March, 2023 saw the highest number of mine attacks, with 37 days. Taking a look at the yearly mine attack, 75 days of mine attacks were recorded in 2021, 162 days in 2022 and 68 days till 18 April, 2023.
People’s Defense Forces/ Local Defense Forces (PDFs/LDFs) carried out mine attacks on the military council troops across the country for 279 days. It accounts for over 91 percent of the total mine attacks.
The Ethnic Revolutionary Organizations (EAOs) like the Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) carried out mine attacks for days, the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) for 11 days and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) for one day.
Taking a look at the mine attacks in regions and states, Sagaing Region in which some areas are being controlled by the PDFs, topped the list of mine attacks with 139 days, followed by Magway Region with 51 days, Mandalay Region with 30 days. Sagaing Region, Magway Region and Mandalay Region in the upper Myanmar accounted for over 73 per cent of mine attacks on the military council throughout the Spring Revolution. It can be said that mine attack strategy (or) mine operation is said to be a major military strategy in the resistance which has spread across the upper Myanmar.
A total of 1,188 military council soldiers were killed by the mine attacks till 18 April, 2023 since 1 February, 2021.
BNI – MPM