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Ugandan army readies to fight Islamists in Democratic Congo

Ugandan army readies to fight Islamists in Democratic Congo

Kampala, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The expeditionary force of the Ugandan Army is improving road to have easy access to its positions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where it is preparing a joint total offensive against the Islamist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
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Since last week, Ugandan armor and infantry units crossed the border with the DRC, authorized by the government of the country, to launch an offensive against the Islamist group, accused of atrocities against civilians in the eastern provinces of Kivu and Ituri.

Testimonies collected by the local press affirm that the Ugandan command established a forward command post to locate bases of the insurgents, also accused of carrying out recent attacks using explosives that caused dead and wounded in establishments in the capital of Uganda.

The bulk of the troops are stationed in the Virunga natural park (eastern DRC) and the nearby village of Mukakati, sources said.

All the indications, in particular the improvement of the highways and roads, point to a long-term operation, paused for the moment, to prepare the conditions of access of war material, supplies and personnel.

The ADF was founded by Jamil Mukulu, an ultra-conservative Ugandan Muslim, belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat group, started its activities in 1995 and intensified them in 2013, one of its purposes is to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni.


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