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Uganda, AFRICOM, Rwanda, Burundi Finalize Attack Plan on Eastern DRC Rebels

 

The UPDF Land Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu and his counterparts from Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and US Africa Command held a joint a meeting in Goma on Thursday and Friday.

The meeting centered on the September 2019 united agreement by the heads of regional forces and AFRICOM to flush out numerous rebels and terrorist designated groups in the Eastern DRC.

The September 13th to 14th assembly agreed to take conclusive military action on Allied Democratic Forces, origination from Uganda; FDLR, RNC, CNRD and RUD-Urunana originating from Rwanda, DRC’s Mai-Mai, APCLS, NDC, NDC-R CMC/Nyatura Ngumino and Twigwaneho and Burundi’s RED/TABARA, FNL and FPB.

The military chiefs reportedly concluded that a one month operation kicks off in mid-November where Special Forces from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and DRC are going to be deployed in already demarcated zones.

Participating countries/forces’ representatives at the meeting in Goma

ChimpReports understand that a good number of UPDF Special Forces, that are expected to occupy parts of Beni, Lubero, Rutshuru, Nyiragongo and Masisi, had remained in Eastern DRC since the December 2017 preemptive operation against the ADF and its allies. ADF, a designated terrorist group with links to al-Qaeda, has remained active in the Eastern DRC even after the capture of its commander Jamil Mukulu.

Rwandan Special Forces (RDF) has been given parts of Uvira, Pfizi, Mwenga, Rutshuru, Nyiragongo and Masisi. RDF has of recent carried out operations in Eastern DRC against the RNC and FLDR. FDLR Commander, General Sylvestre Mudacumura was killed in the attack last month.

Meanwhile Burundian Special Forces (FDNBU) will occupy parts of Rutshuru, Nyiragongo and Masisi, Uvira, Pfizi and Mwenga.

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The planned operation is closely supported by the AFRICOM and United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO).

Efforts to reach the UPDF/ Defense Ministry Spokesman, Brig. Richard Karemire were futile as he did not pick our calls or reply our messages.

 

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