Major Peter Mugisa says that UPDF trucks and other heavy equipment are stuck and can’t cross from Mukakati Village to the ADF camps due to the bad roads. Mugisa added that they will halt the operation for a week as they wait for Graders and other equipment to open the roads and repair Semuliki bridge.
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has halted the use of armoured vehicles in the ongoing ground offensive against the Allied Democratic Force- ADF rebels due to the
poor roads in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
On Tuesday, The UPDF, in a joint operation with
DRC forces, launched a series of strikes against the Allied Democratic
Forces-ADF militants in neighboring Congo. The operation was intended to drive
the militants out of their bases. It came after a series of terror
attacks in different parts of Uganda, all of which were blamed on the ADF.
the media in Bundibugyo on Friday, Maj. Peter
Mugisa the spokesperson for the Joint Operation said that the UPDF has opened a
Base at Mukakati Village in North Kivu Province which is 18km to the ADF camps and 9Km to River Semuliki.
He however says that UPDF trucks and
other heavy equipment are stuck and can’t cross from Mukanga Village to the
ADF camps due to the bad roads. Mugisa added
that they will halt the operation for a week as they wait for UPDF Graders and other
equipment to open the roads and also repair the Semuliki Bridge.
Cue in:…. So far
Cue out//…. our graders and try to
Léon-Richard Kasonga, spokesman for the Congolese army, said that the Armed
Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: Forces armées de la
république démocratique du Congo([FARDC) and UPDF had started a ground
offensive crackdown against the ADF.
Mugisa also said that the information so
far received indicate that the Tuesday airstrikes hit hard ADF
camps of Yayuwa, Thondoli, Beli 1 and Beli II.