Twan Mrat Naing

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Twan Mrat Naing
General Twan Mrat Naing.jpg
Born (1978-11-07) 7 November 1978 (age 40)
AllegianceArakan Army
Service/branchArakan Army
Years of service2009–present
RankMajor General
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief, Arakan Army
Battles/warsInternal conflict in Myanmar

Major General Twan Mrat Naing, also spelled Tun Myat Naing (Burmese: ထွန်းမြတ်နိုင်), is the commander in chief of the Arakan Army, an insurgent group based in Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma).[1][2][3]

Naing has led the Arakan Army since its founding in 2009, and maintains the rank of Major General. Naing is of Arakanese descent and resides in Laiza, Kachin State, where the Arakan Army's "temporary headquarters" are.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "About AA". Arakan Army. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Arakan Army Leaders". Arakan Army. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ "ETHNIC LEADERS HAVE THEIR SAY – PART 1". Karen News. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Arakan Army Chief: 'Fresh Clashes Could Break Out at Any Time'". The Irrawaddy. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  5. ^ "'The army insists we give up our weapons – this is a major obstacle'". The Myanmar Times. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Myanmar: New Front in an Old War". The Diplomat. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Arakan Army Chief Interview". BNI News. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.