Uganda Plans To Pull Troops from DR Congo

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

By The Weekly Vision Online

The Ugandan military has announced that it will pull out its troops from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where they were fighting the rebel Allied Democratic Force (ADF).

Uganda’s Commander of Land Forces Muhoozi Kainerugaba in a tweet said the operation code-named “Operation Shujaa” will officially cease in about two weeks.

 Kainerugaba was quoting an agreement that said the operation was supposed to last six months. “Unless I get further instructions from our Commander in Chief or CDF (Chief of Defense Force), I will withdraw all our troops from DRC in two weeks,” he said. Uganda in November last year launched joint military operations with DRC to fight the ADF, an affiliate of the Islamic State in central Africa. 

The rebel group, which is originally from Uganda, was in November blamed for the twin bomb blasts in Kampala, which left six people dead and 33 others injured.

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