Anti-Junta Forces Stage for Highway Attack in Myanmar

This video depicts Anti-Junta forces in Myanmar staging for an attack on the Myawaddy-Hpa An Highway in Kayin.


The footage is largely focused on fighters preparing for the attack until 01:42, allowing for a good look at their equipment, weapons and varying modes of dress. At this point, the Anti-Junta forces mobilize. 2:01 shows lightly armed insurgents/resistance fighters moving through a cluster of small, rural dwellings. At 3:03, a fighter with a radio and handgun- ostensibly a leader- takes a smoke break, but pauses at the sound of gunfire. Again, these close-up views allow for a good cross-section and comparison of Anti-Junta equipment and roles within the fighting force. 03:10 shows several fighters crossing a dirt roadway and advancing toward the buildings and the woodline in the background. The crossing appears to be orchestrated by squad. The insurgents/fighters move through the wood, pressing an attack on the buildings they find near the highway. 05:24 shows the Anti-Junta fighters getting off a bus, presumably after a successful attack, given their jubilant moods.


Note the disparity in loadouts- while some fighters have modern kit such as plate carriers and suppressed weapons, others appear to have little more than the clothes they wear and weapons that appear to be taped together.

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.

Published 11 months ago

This video depicts Anti-Junta forces in Myanmar staging for an attack on the Myawaddy-Hpa An Highway in Kayin.


The footage is largely focused on fighters preparing for the attack until 01:42, allowing for a good look at their equipment, weapons and varying modes of dress. At this point, the Anti-Junta forces mobilize. 2:01 shows lightly armed insurgents/resistance fighters moving through a cluster of small, rural dwellings. At 3:03, a fighter with a radio and handgun- ostensibly a leader- takes a smoke break, but pauses at the sound of gunfire. Again, these close-up views allow for a good cross-section and comparison of Anti-Junta equipment and roles within the fighting force. 03:10 shows several fighters crossing a dirt roadway and advancing toward the buildings and the woodline in the background. The crossing appears to be orchestrated by squad. The insurgents/fighters move through the wood, pressing an attack on the buildings they find near the highway. 05:24 shows the Anti-Junta fighters getting off a bus, presumably after a successful attack, given their jubilant moods.


Note the disparity in loadouts- while some fighters have modern kit such as plate carriers and suppressed weapons, others appear to have little more than the clothes they wear and weapons that appear to be taped together.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.

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