CV-22 US Osprey Choppers Land In Soroti


case geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Eyewitnesses have confirmed the landing of the four US military planes.

cheap geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Earlier in the week, President Barack Obama, announced that US would send more troops and military aircraft to Uganda as part of a long-running effort to hunt down Joseph Kony, LRA rebel commander still hiding in the jungles of Central African Republic.

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“The president is sending several CV-22 Osprey aircraft, along with 150 Air Force Special Operations forces and other airmen, to join the American troops already in the region to help the Ugandan government find Mr. Kony,” a Defence Department official told press.

According to reports, American forces will now advise and assist their counterparts in the African Union’s military task force tracking Mr. Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army across Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The rebel leader who started out in northern Uganda more than 25 years ago as a Catholic altar boy who spoke in tongues, is now on ICC’s top wanted list.

“For more than two decades, the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.) has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa,” Mr. Obama wrote in a letter to Congress when he first announced, in 2011, that he would send military personnel to the region as advisers.

“The L.R.A. continues to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security.”

Now that the Ospreys are here, the hunt for Kony is expected to kick off soon.


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