Ugandan Military Strikes ADF Rebel Camp in DRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, announced on Saturday that the country’s military helicopters had carried out an attack on an Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel camp, situated 60 km from the Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border.

Museveni described the operation as highly effective, with precise targeting and air reconnaissance overseeing the mission. He conveyed this information in a statement posted on X, a social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

This aerial assault took place within a week of a suspected ADF rebel attack on a safari vehicle, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two tourists and their guide in a western Ugandan national park. Additionally, the ADF terrorists had previously attacked a cargo truck carrying onions, leading to the loss of one civilian’s life and the incineration of the vehicle.

Museveni affirmed that authorities are actively pursuing the individuals responsible for burning the lorry, the tourist van, and the killings of the two tourists and their driver.

In an earlier statement, President Museveni had cautioned that ADF rebels might attempt to infiltrate the border in order to enter Uganda, given the mounting pressure they were facing from the combined forces of Ugandan and DRC soldiers.

Since 2022, Ugandan troops, working in collaboration with their DRC counterparts, have been jointly engaged in the fight against this rebel group. The ADF, identified as a faction of the Islamic State in Central Africa, is held responsible for sowing chaos and launching attacks in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of eastern DRC.

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