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Karen National Defence Organisation

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Active  1947 (1947)–present
Part of  Karen National Union
Ideology  Karen nationalism Federalism
Area of operations  Kayah State Kayin State
Became  Karen National Liberation Army
Allies  Karen National Liberation Army DKBA-5 Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (until 2010)

The Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) is one of two military branches of the Karen National Union (KNU), the second of which being the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). The original KNDO fought against the government of Myanmar from 1947 until 1949 as the armed wing of the KNU, until the KNLA was made the official armed wing.

The KNDO had closely followed the peace process instigated by the government, starting with the call for nationwide ceasefire by the Ethnic Armed Resistance Organizations (EARO) in 2011. On 11 October 2015, the KNDO released a statement on the recent ceasefire agreements.


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