Uganda troops serving under the African Union Regional Task Force (AU?RTF) in Central African Republic (CAR) have captured an assortment of weapons from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. troops
The Ugandan military in a statement issued here on Tuesday said the force operating North East of Sam Ouandja in Central Africa unearthed 30 pieces of sub-machine guns and 27 AK?47 empty magazines that had been buried by the LRA.
“Considering the fact that the rebels are already experiencing scarcity of arms, this is a big achievement and, no doubt, their combat capacity will never be the same. The LRA demise is in sight, ” said Col. Michael Kabango, the Commander of the Ugandan Contingent in CAR.
The LRA, according to the Ugandan military, has over the decades been burying weapons when under pursuit for easier escape, with a hope to return, at a later date, to recover them.
The AU?RTF was formed in 2012 after the African Union decided that the LRA was a regional security threat. For over 20 years until 2006, the LRA fought in northern Uganda leaving tens of thousands of people dead and over two million others homeless. Enditem


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