Monday, June 17th 2024

BPLA recruits receive first sniper course from AA members

Burma People's Liberation Army (BPLA), one of the spring revolution forces which  emerged after the military coup in Myanmar two years back, revealed on 31 July that their recruits received the first sniper training from the Arakan Army (AA).

After completion of the training course, they organised the graduation ceremony on 24  July.

The BPLA leaders also released some photographs relating the training program, but did not disclose the training’s location due to the security reasons.

Altogether 11 trainees joined the program and out of them only 5 successfully completed the course.

Established on 17 April 2021, the BPLA  joined the anti-military junta alliances which include the People's Defense Forces and  KNLA.

From December 2021 to June 2023, more than 40 skirmishes took place with the junta  troops, where over 90 military council soldiers were killed and 16 were captured, said the BPLA on 30 June.

The AA members are currently not fighting against the junta in Rakhine State. However, it continues to support the PDF and BPLA with arms and ammunition along with the military training.

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