DKBA

AcronymDefinition
DKBADemocratic Karen Buddhist Army (Burma)
DKBADemocratic Kayin Buddhist Association
DKBADavey K's Barmy Army (fans of Cardiff City and Wales football teams)
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It's still noteworthy that three of the eight groups that actually have armed forces - the KNU, RCSS and DKBA - are based along the Thai border.
Zipporah Sein, the general secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU), said fighting broke out between up to 300 DKBA soldiers and government forces.
The huts at Htan Dah's settlement of Huay Kaloke were cloaked in thick, warm Thai darkness as DKBA soldiers moved in on the 7,000 refugees living there in January 1997.
Mya Kyi's husband Khu Thu, 40, said he is Buddhist, but he doesn't belong to the DKBA.
According to this reading, the DKBA rebellion may be seen as subaltern reaction against an unrepresentative and unresponsive elite, which became problematized in religious terms, but was as much an expression of political (class-based) grievances.
Since 1994, when Buddhist members split away from the KNU to organize the progovernment Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), there have been armed conflicts between the DKBA and the predominately Christian antigovernment KNU.
Again in1995 when the DKBA split and most of the resistance signed a ceasefire agreement, Gen.
Since 1994, when the pro-government Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) was organized, there has been armed conflict between the DKBA and the predominately Christian anti-government Karen National Union (KNU).
In early 1995, Yangon and DKBA troops captured Manerplaw and Kawmoora, the KNU's two largest remaining bases, while by early 1997 the KNU had lost the vast majority of its territory to the Myanmar army.
Since 1994, when the progovernment Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) was organized, there has been armed conflict between the DKBA and the predominately Christian KNU.
A military intelligence source said the DKBA, cooperating with ethnic Wa traffickers, is preparing to move more than 11 million methamphetamine tablets to Thailand soon.
The DKBA, which defected from the Karen National Union to Yangon several years ago, launched mortars on the village and exchanged gunfire with the Thai soldiers for 20 minutes before retreating to the other bank of the small river.