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God's Army is an armed revolutionary group that opposes the military government of Myanmar and advocates a doctrine vaguely based on principles of Christianity. They are based in Thailand, and conducted a string of audacious guerrilla actions—for example, seizing the embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok—during the 1990s and early 2000s, which have been described as acts of Christian terrorism. Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recounted in the New Testament. ... Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from the Spanish guerrilla meaning little war, and used to describe small combat groups and the individual members of such groups (see Etymology). ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep ( ), or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is the abbreviation of its full ceremonial name Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The group was led by brothers Johnny and Luther Htoo beginning in 1997, who were at that time estimated to be only ten years of age. Johnny Htoo and Luther Htoo (born 1987?) are twin brothers who jointly led the Gods Army guerrilla group—a splinter group of Karen National Union—in Burma during the late 1990s. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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