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Abducted Uganda children freed

The Ugandan army has rescued 149 children who were being held by the northern-based rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The army spokesman, Major Shaban Bantariza, told BBC News Online on Tuesday that in the week-long operation 24 rebels were killed while the army lost three soldiers. “The children were abandoned by the rebels after army units closed in on them in Gulu, Kitgum and Pader districts,” said Major Bantariza. He said that the children were in poor health – many were suffering from malaria and malnutrition and are now being cared for by local humanitarian organisations. The LRA, based in the southern part of Sudan, northern Uganda and of late in eastern Uganda, have fought the government since 1988. Full Story

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