Arakan Army (Kachin State)

Rakhine insurgent group based in Kachin State, Myanmar

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Arakan Army (Kachin State): Rakhine insurgent group based in Kachin State, Myanmar
The Arakan Army is a Rakhine armed group in Myanmar (Burma), founded on 10 April 2009. It is the armed wing of the United League of Arakan (ULA), and is currently led by Major General Twan Mrat Naing. It is by far the largest insurgent group in Rakhine State. The purpose of the AA, as stated by its second-in-command Brigadier General Nyo Twan Awng, is to "protect our Arakan people, and to establish peace, justice, freedom and development."


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