According to a statement issued by the operation spokesperson Maj, Peter Mugisa, the group has been defeated in the so-called triangle of death between the towns of Manono, Mitwaba and Pweto in Katanga, Eringeti triangle and the confluence of river. Lusuluhi. Eleven defectors and six ADFs were also captured during this period.
A chain of a PK Machine gun and other assorted ammunitions abundoned by the fleeing terrorists
A total of
51 rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF have been killed in active combat
since November last year when the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF attacked their
bases in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
The operation code-named Shujja is jointly conducted with theArmed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-FARDC in the two provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.
a statement issued by the operation spokesperson Maj, Peter Mugisa, the
group has been defeated in the so-called triangle of death between the towns of Manono, Mitwaba
and Pweto in Katanga, Eringeti triangle and
the confluence of river. Lusuluhi.
that the killed also include, foreign experts found in the camps.
also reported that they have recovered 20 SMGs,
3 PK machine guns, numerous ammunitions, laptops, assorted medicines,
solar panels, IED materials, and vital documents among others. Eleven defectors
and six ADFs were also captured during this period.
Mugisa, the rebel group has been denied the freedom to recruit and maintain its logistics
supply chain across the border using entry points of Mpondwe-Kaindi,
Rwamabale-Kyabone and Bundibugyo-Bungnga-Nobil.
that since the operation was launched last year, the local
population that was displaced during the insurgency has now returned home with
schools, churches and mosques also reopening
maximum support from the civilian population to the operations of our own forces in Eastern
DRC,” Mugisa added. However, the
forces have also recorded some challenges according to Maj. Mugisa and these
include the vast and difficult terrain, inadequate zonal forces or local defence
units, poor road infrastructure and some operational mistakes.
describes the operation so far as a success in dislodging the rebel group from their stronghold areas
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.
At URN Basaija is incharge of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Kasese Districts.