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UPDF Pulls back from inside Sudan to Border

The Ugandan army has started withdrawing its soldiers from southern Sudan. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces troops are moving to the Uganda border following the scaling down of their offensive against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. The UPDF entered southern Sudan in March last year to destroy LRA bases in the area. A security source in Gulu told The Monitor on Tuesday that the withdrawal started a week ago when the UPDF soldiers moved toward the border at Ngom-Oromo, about 70kms north of Kitgum town. “Our withdrawal from southern Sudan is a tactical move since there are few pockets of the enemy remaining inside the country [Sudan],” the source said. The source said it would be a waste of resources to keep more than 10,000 troops inside Sudan to fight only about 200 LRA rebels. The LRA led by Mr Joseph Kony have been fighting President Yoweri Museveni’s government to replace it with one based on the Ten Commandments. Full Story

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