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UPDF Optimistic about Kony's Capture :: Uganda Radionetwork

UPDF Optimistic about Kony's Capture

a story from a press conference addressed at the American embassy in Kampala on the deployment of american troops in Uganda to fight kony

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The Ugandan military is optimistic that, with the American superior intelligence and tracking system, the LRA leader Joseph Kony will soon be captured from the jungles of the Central African Republic, where he is holed up.

Army and Defense Spokesman, Col. Felix Kulayigye, told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the 100 U.S. Special Forces that were sent to help efforts against Kony last week are equipped with enhanced capability and better intelligence systems, that the UPDF have been lacking.

On Friday, the White House announced that the U.S. Government has deployed military personnel to the LRA affected areas to support regional forces in the counter-LRA effort. 

The Charge d’ Affaires  of the U.S Embassy in Kampala, Virginia Blaser,  told journalists that the 100 troops would engage in the operation in South Sudan, Uganda, DR Congo and Central African Republic adding that their biggest challenge will be the wild and rough terrain of the region.

Cue In:  “The protection of civilians……..”

  Cue Out:  “…..we are delighted to do so.”

Virginia denied accusations that the American troops have come to spy on Uganda’s recently discovered Oil wealth. She said that their mission was purely military and humanitarian in nature.

She said that Ugandan military has persevered through some of the most difficult terrain in the world, significantly reducing the LRA numbers and keeping them form regrouping.

The US Embassy statement said that since 2008, the LRA has been responsible for at least 2,400 attacks and over 3,400 abductions of civilians and needed to be stopped from wrecking further suffering upon the civilian populations in the region.

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