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Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (Myanmar (Burma))

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 280
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Date formed: Dec. 1, 1994
Details of Formation: defected from main largely Christian Karen National Union
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; plunder and loot; crime
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; religious; former rebels
Location: Burma-Thai border
Force Strength: [unknown, 8000]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity
Other Information:

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