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UPDF Kills Another ADF Fighter of Somali Origin :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UPDF Kills Another ADF Fighter of Somali Origin

Colonel James Kasule, the Sector One Operation Shujaa Commander, said that the forces were advancing to the added area of operation of Loselose, Ndjerube when they came in contact with ADF rebels.
A top Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) commander of Somali origin has been killed in a joint operation by the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Congolese army.

The rebel fighter was gunned down at Ndoma 20kms South of Kamango town in the Virunga Impenetrable Forest inside the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, as the forces were advancing towards Alungupe, Loselose and Ngadu. The forces also recovered one SMG with 27 rounds of ammunition and a military backpack. His other accomplices ran in disarray in the Virunga Forest. 

Colonel James Kasule, the Sector One Operation Shujaa Commander, said that the forces were advancing to the added area of operation of Loselose, Ndjerube when they came in contact with ADF rebels.     

“This area’s terrain is a bit challenging because it comprises thick forest, hills, and valleys, that is why we managed to kill one while others fled down the valleys,”  Colonel Kasule said in a statement. Kasule explained that areas like Luanoli, Nobili, Kamango, and Kilunga that faced frequent ADF attacks are now peaceful with institutions such as schools, churches, and health centres beginning to operate at full capacity.  

“Our joint concerted efforts together with the local population in neutralizing ADF terrorists has resulted in the total liberation of the original sector one area of operation," Colonel Kasule said. 

In March the joint security forces killed Abu Aden, another ADF commander of Somali origin in a battle at Malulu, some seven kilometres North West of Boga town. A month earlier another foreign fighter of Tanzanian origin, identified as Nfurusii was gunned down at Kilunga near the Nobili - Busunga border.  Operation Shujaa spokesperson, Maj. Peter Mugisa, said the elimination of foreign fighters in the on-going operation further confirms ADF links to international terrorist groups or movements such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. 

He said that though they have not got detailed particulars of the dead rebel fighter, intelligence information proved that he is from Somalia. Mugisa added that Sector One, which originally stretched from Nobili-Kamango-Mukakati up to River Semliki Bridge is the most peaceful and secure among the three sectors.

Ugandan forces launched Operation Shujaa and entered DRC in November last year in an effort to destroy ADF rebel camps in the vast country. ADF rebel group has been operating inside DRC for at least 25 years.    

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