The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army - Brigade 5 (Burmese: ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ကရင်အကျိုးပြုတပ်မတော် - တပ်မဟာ 5; abbreviated DKBA-5), also known as the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (Burmese: ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ကရင်အကျိုးပြုတပ်မတော်; abbreviated DKBA) and the Klo Htoo Baw Battalion by the Burmese government, is a Karen Buddhist insurgent group in Myanmar. The group was led by Bo Nat Khann Mway, also known as "Saw Lah Pwe", until his death in 2016.
|Democratic Karen Buddhist Army - Brigade 5|
ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ကရင်အကျိုးပြုတပ်မတော် - တပ်မဟာ 5Participant in the internal conflict in Myanmar
Flag of the DKBA still used by the DKBA-5
|Leaders||Saw Mo Shay|
Bo Nat Khann Mway (2010–2016)
|Headquarters||Sonesee Myaing, Myawaddy Township, Myanmar|
|Area of operations||Kayin State|
|Originated as||Democratic Karen Buddhist Army|
|Allies|| Arakan Army (Kayin State)|
|Battles and war(s)||Internal conflict in Myanmar|
|Buddhist flag variant|
During the 2010 general election, the DKBA-5 attacked government troops and security forces in Myawaddy Township, Kayin State. The group signed a ceasefire agreement with the government on 3 November 2011, though they have not agreed to disarming, unlike their DKBA predecessors in 2010.
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