The Arakan Army (AA) was founded on 10 April 2009 to protect the people of Arakan, and to establish peace, justice, freedom and development in Arakan.
Our political objectives are as follow:
- Self-determination for the people of Arakan.
- Safeguard national identity and cultural heritage.
- Promote national dignity and Arakanese national interests.
The AA commander-in-chief is General Twan Mrat Naing and second-in-command is Col. Dr. Nyo Twan Awng.
The Headquarter of the AA is temporarily based in the KIA controlled areas of the Kachin State.