NAGs Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)

Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)

Year Formed: 2004
Year Terminated: 2009

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:



United States of America


United Kingdom



United Arab Emirates 

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 127

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1129


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