OCTOBER 8, 2009: LRA Moving To Chad

Ugandan Rebel Leader On The Move To Chad

SOURCE: Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)

Kampala_(dpa) _ The leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, facing heavy pounding from the Congolese and Ugandan armies in the Congo and the Central African Republic CAR, is moving with his fighters to Chad, a Ugandan army official said Thursday.

The LRA have fought a more-than-two-decade-long rebellion against the Ugandan government in a conflict that has spilled into the neighbouring countries and displaced nearly two million people.

"(LRA leader Joseph) Kony is moving towards Chad because the pressure is too much for him from the Congolese army and our units in the DRC and the CAR," the army spokesman, lieutenant colonel Felix Kulayigye told the German Press Agency dpa.

Ugandan and Congolese forces have killed "many" LRA fighters including ten senior commanders among them a brigadier and a colonel in the CAR in recent weeks, Kulayigye said...

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