The Karen National Union and its allies say regime troops are on the retreat in Bago Region, leaving Naypyitaw vulnerable.
As coup leader Min Aung Hlaing lost more territory and troops in July, his regime intensified its reign of terror.
Analysts see two possible choices for the military regime on July 31.
Lieutenant-Gen Myint Swe is reportedly depressed and aging fast after being relegated to a ceremonial role by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing.
Enclave controlled by United Wa State Army has graduated from drugs to international human trafficking and scams, as rule of law decays under regime.
Signs are emerging that the regime chief may finally be about to get his dearest wish—an official welcome in the Chinese capital.
Wednesday’s meeting of foreign ministers comes in the wake of Thailand’s latest backdoor talks with the junta.
In two years, the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force has expanded to 22 battalions with over 7,000 troops, right on the border of the regime’s Naypyitaw fortress.
Helped by pro-junta social media channels, the regime is targeting those who post anything critical, or deemed to be pro-resistance, with harassment and arrest.
For a simple reason: Min Aung Hlaing’s requests to visit have been rejected by China, as it works with the regime on key issues while holding its leader at arm’s...