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UPDF, FARDC military chiefs meet over ADF attacks

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The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) senior army commanders and their DR.Congo counterparts have held a security meeting following renewed attacks by the Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) operating in the DR.Congo.

According to a security source, high on the agenda was the neutralization of the ADF and the security of the borders between the DRC and Uganda.

The security meeting took place in Kasindi-Lubiriha, a Congolese town about 90 km northeast of the city of Beni, bordering Uganda.

Sources told us that the UPDF and the Congolese army are discussing the planning and start of joint operations to neutralize the terrorist group ADF, active in the territory of Beni.

ADF last week attacked a MUNUSCO base in Beni DRC and killed 20 peacekeepers while 53 others were left wounded in the attacks.

The meeting between the Ugandan army and the Congolese army comes as new FARDC reinforcements from Kisangani have been deployed since Wednesday, December 13, in the Beni region.

The Ugandan army delegation was led by Brigadier Michael Kabango, commander of the 5th Infantry Division of the of The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) senior army commanders and their DR.Congo counterparts have held a security meeting following renewed attacks by the Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) operating in the DR.Congo.

According to a security source, high on the agenda was the neutralization of the ADF and the security of the borders between the DRC and Uganda.

The security meeting took place in Kasindi-Lubiriha, a Congolese town about 90 km northeast of the city of Beni, bordering Uganda.
Security sources told us that the UPDF and the Congolese army are discussing the planning and start of joint operations to neutralize the terrorist group ADF, active in the territory of Beni.

ADF last week attacked a MUNUSCO base in Beni DRC and killed 20 peace keepers while 53 others were left wounded in the attacks.

The meeting between the Ugandan army and the Congolese army comes as new FARDC reinforcements from Kisangani have been deployed since Wednesday, December 13, in the Beni region.

The Ugandan army delegation was led by Brigadier Michael Kabango, commander of the 5th Infantry Division of the UDF while DRC army is led by General Marcel Mbangu commander of operations Sokola 1 North.

The UPDF spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire, yesterday told journalists that the force was beefing up security at the border.

“We are beefing up security along the border with DR Congo as a deterrent against ADF’s reported intention to infiltrate and attack its targets inside Uganda,” Brig Karemire said.

He added that the army would enter DR Congo and pursue the rebels if they attack Uganda.  This was after he was asked where truckloads of UPDF soldiers and military hardware where headed to after convoys were spotted in the towns of Kasese and Fortportal

 

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