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Most of the 100 abducted Ugandan children found

Most of the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by rebels in northeast Uganda have been found, after some were rescued by the army and others set free by their captors. Only six of the girls, abducted Tuesday by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, were still missing, church and government sources said Wednesday in the Soroti district from where the children were taken. The LRA rely on abduction to boost their ranks and are believed to have taken up to 10,000 children and young people since 1995. Captured boys are forced into rebel ranks as soldiers, and girls are turned into concubines for rebel commanders. Few details were immediately available as to how the schoolgirls from Soroti were released or freed, or on the state of their health. Soroti Resident District Commissioner Edward Masiga told AFP that “the girls looked tired when they were found and we did not want to ask them so many questions until they recovered from their ordeal.” Full Story

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