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Uganda Rebel Leader 'In North Central African Republic'

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help http://danielborda.net/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php geneva;”>Uganda’s Colonel Milton Katarinyebwa, who is leading the fight against LRA in the southeastern region of Haut-Mbomou, Tuesday quoted a girl who was in 2010 by LRA, but who managed to escape last month.

According to the testimony from the girl, there were about 10 different groups of Kony’s men spread in CAR, especially in the southeast and the northeast regions.

“They are spread in groups of about 30 to 100 men who are under the command of Okelo Johnson, Okot Odhiambo and the third commander is called Kivola,” Col Katarinyebwa quoted her as explaining.

About two weeks ago, US military advisers based at Obo in the southeast CAR, launched an anti-Kony campaign by posting the photos of the rebel and his lieutenants on billboards.

The idea was to enable the population to identify them and alert the army in case they were seen in the region.

Since 2011, US military advisers have been deployed in southeast CAR to support the country’s army together and their Ugandan counterparts to fight against LRA.

The African Union has formed a force with 5,000 soldiers from Uganda, CAR, DR Congo and South Sudan, to help neutralise the rebel group.

Kony and his principle lieutenants have been pursued since 2005 by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for committing crimes against humanity.

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