#PoliticoCD. | Ugandan army announces launch of new operation against ADF terrorists in DRC

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The armed forces of Uganda (UPDF, Uganda People’s Defense Force) announced this Friday, December 3, to have launched
a new offensive operation against ADF terrorists on Congolese soil.

“A combined force of UPDF elements from the infantry, motorized brigade, artillery, armor and special forces command entered the DR Congo and launched an offensive operation against the terrorists of the ADF, ”said the dispatch from the Ugandan Defense Ministry which reached POLITICO.CD.

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According to the same source, this operation, whose code name is “Operation Shujja” is commanded by Major General Kayanja Muhanga. It will mainly focus on weakening the enemy camps identified at Yayuwa, Tondoli, Beni One and Beni Two.

In addition, Major General Muhanga noted that the joint offensive operation against ADF terrorists materialized after a series of leadership engagements at the strategic level between Uganda and DR Congo.

“At the tactical level, we had many commitments with the FARDC commanders on the way forward and on how the operation against the ADF terrorists can be carried out,” explained Major General Muhanga.

He observed, however, that Operation Shujja will be reviewed every two months at the strategic level to verify its progress in weakening enemy forces so that the war and the killing of innocent civilians can end.

Major-General Muhanga further noted that a large part of the air force and artillery will be used on enemy camps to disrupt any other war plan.

He urged the Ugandans and Congolese to trust the UPDF so that peace and security can be restored in these areas after the successful elimination of the ADF.

Recently, the UPDF air force and combat artillery launched attacks on enemy camps, killing thousands.

UPDF troops are based in the village of Mukakati about 18 km away in North Kivu province, where the general commander of the operation, Major General Kayanja Muhanga, has established the forward operating base as a ramp. launch for the offensive operation against ADF terrorists.

Dominique malala

Source: PoliticoCD.

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