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UPDF to Brief Nation On Somalia War

viagra buy http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/class-wp-comment-query.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>It is thought senior defence officials will brief journalists at around 2:00pm at the Defence headquarters in Mbuya, doctor http://celiac-disease.com/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php Kampala.


The development comes against the backdrop of intensified bombings of Mogadishu by Al Shabaab militants including an attack on Parliament last week in which 3 UPDF soldiers died.


While the UPDF has made significant inroads into the Al Shabaab territory, more needs to be done to pacify the country.


Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda told Chimpreports that UPDF commandos killed 6 Al Shabaab militants in a deadly ambush on Tuesday night before recovering two machine guns and capturing two Islamist militants.


The incident occurred in sector 1 where UPDF is carrying out military operations against the Al Qaeda-linked extremists.

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The deceased UPDF soldiers have since been brought to Uganda for burial.


“We send back our fallen comrades with grief and sorrow,” officials in the national army said.


“But in their bravery and resolute to liberate Somalis, we shall pick courage and soldier on to liberate the African people and for the cause of Pan-Africanism. Fare thee well comrades.”

Uganda sent peacekeepers to Somalia in 2007 but has since then has lost some to the terror group Al Shabaab.

Yet, despite the sad episodes like Saturday’s, UPDF vows to continue its operations until peace is restored.

Last month, Ugandan dispatched more 410 soldiers to reinforce the current forces in Somalia under the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU).

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