Joint UPDF and FARDC Operation Recovers Two Children in DRC

UPDF Soldier holds one of the recovered children. PHOTO/COURTESY

DR Congo | The Black Examiner – In a coordinated operation, the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, operating under the 15th battalion, successfully rescued three children from the Mwalika Valley. This accomplishment was achieved during an engagement with a faction of ADF rebels. The confrontation resulted in the elimination of two rebel insurgents and the recovery of a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher from the insurgent group.

The children, totaling three in number, were discovered to be in critical medical conditions requiring immediate attention. The UPDF medical personnel have since taken charge of their treatment and monitoring.

Additionally, in a related development, the ADF rebels, who had surrendered to the joint military forces on August 6th, 2023, assisted the forces in locating their concealed weapons. This collaboration led to the successful recovery of two submachine guns (SMGs).

The joint military operations persistently continue as they meticulously sweep through the Mwalika Valley, endeavoring to eradicate all terrorist presence. Simultaneously, their mission to rescue further children and women remains ongoing.

Maj Bilal Katamba, the Public Information Officer of UPDF’s Mountain Division and Operation Shujaa, shared these details.


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