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ADF Intelligence Commander Detained in Uganda

Jamil Mukulu in Congo before his capture

The draws for the semifinals of the 41st edition of Uganda cup have been held on Thursday morning at FUFA house, sildenafil help http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-order-functions.php Mengo.

The four teams that made it to this stage have been drawn in pairs in two-legged fixtures.

2014 finalists and eight time champions KCCA FC have been paired with league debutants, online http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-queue.php Lweza FC in the first fixture.

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KCCA FC will be the first to host the first leg at Lugogo on Sunday 26th April with the return leg coming a week after.

This will be the first home fixture for the 2004 winners this season having played all their four cup fixtures away.

Another eight time champion SC Villa will play host to Jinja side BUL FC that eliminated Bright stars in the last eight.

Rules

All the games will be played on a home and away basis with the first legs scheduled for Sunday 16th April 2015 and the return legs a week later on Sunday 3rd May 2015.

The team with more goals at the end of the return leg match shall be the winner of the match.

The team with more goals on aggregate from both legs will be considered the winner and thus qualify for finals.

In case the two teams in a pairing have the same goal aggregate (draw), dosage http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php then the team with more away goals goes through.

If, under this circumstance, the teams are still tied up then the FIFA spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Uganda Cup semifinal Fixtures

1st leg:

Sunday 26th April 2015:          KCCA FC vs. Lweza FC – KCCA stadium, Lugogo

Sunday 26th April 2015:          SC Villa vs. BUL FC      -Nakivuubo stadium

2nd leg:

Sunday 3rd May 2015:            Lweza FC vs. KCCA FC -Wankulukuku stadium

Sunday 3rd May 2015:            BUL FC vs. SC Villa      -kakindu stadium, Jinja
The Ugandan military intelligence machinery seems to have finally destroyed the inner circle and power centre of the Allied Democratic Forces, cialis 40mg http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/main.php a deadly and mysterious rebel outfit that has kept national security on the edge for at least two decades.

The arrest of ADF supreme leader and commander Jamil Mukulu and killing of the outfit’s third command Kasadha Karume in DRC at the end of April have given the Ugandan army an edge over the terrorist group whose commanders have scattered in different direction amid increased bombardments of the insurgents’ territory in North Kivu.

Highly placed intelligence officers told ChimpReports on Friday that Mukulu fled his camp in Madina a few weeks ago after coming under heavy fire by DRC forces, dosage http://crossfitabf.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php compelling him to flee to Tanzania where he was intercepted by security.

It was agreed that commanders take different directions to avoid being captured. As they scattered, http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php regional intelligence officers swung into action, capturing Fenehansi Kisokeraino aka Kisokyo.

It is understood Kisokyo, who was the head of ADF intelligence, is being held at a military facility in Kampala.

Around April 24, Karume was killed in a battle with DRC Forces at Bango, 100 kilometres from Beni.

Uganda Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said “several security teams have been dispatched to Tanzania for collaboration to have access to the suspect (Mukulu).”

Enanga further said Ugandan officials are yet to receive “official confirmation” that indeed it’s Mukulu being detained in their cells though intelligence strongly points to that possibility.

“After receiving formal confirmation of Mukulu’s identity, we will start the extradition process.”

Asked whether Uganda is 100 percent certain that it’s Mukulu behind bars in Tanzania, Enanga noted: “We haven’t received any formal communication about his identity. But there will be much progress ad access to Mukulu.”

The latest development underscores the beginning of the downfall of the once feared military outfit which maintains links with Al Qaeda.

However, ADF remains one of the most dangerous military outfits in DRC, due to sophisticated training by experienced and battle-hardened Islamist fighters from the Middle East.

The dismantling of ADF’s structures and increased military pressure on the group leaves no shed of doubt that’s annihilation is around the corner.

With less than 2,000 fighters, ADF nearly overrun western Uganda in 1996.

Some of the UPDF soldiers who battled the Islamist fighters led by Al Qaeda-trained Jamil Mukulu recount the extraordinary guerrilla military skills and fitness of the militants during clashes in the Rwenzori area.

Uganda maintains a Special Forces Commando Unit in western Uganda purposely to respond to any attack by the ADF which is blacklisted by United States and European Union as a terrorist group.

Inside ADF

An investigation by United Nations showed that during 2013, the ADF grew stronger and became more aggressive, kidnapping dozens of local people; targeting medical facilities, shipments, and staff; abducting humanitarian workers; and attacking MONUSCO peacekeepers.

According to Ugandan officials and UN sources, ADF has an estimated strength of 1,200 to 1,500 armed fighters located in northeast Beni Territory of North Kivu province, close to the border with Uganda.

These same sources estimate ADF’s total population – including women and children – to be between 1,600 and 2,500. The sanctioned ADF leader, Jamil Mukulu, remains in DRC.

During 2013, foreign, Arabic-speaking men conducted military training courses and operations with ADF; however, the nationalities of these foreigners or their organizational affiliation(s) could not be easily established.

While Ugandan authorities maintain that ADF has close links with Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab, UN this year did not find evidence to back up this claim.

UN says it consulted with the UN Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group, which has no evidence of links between ADF and Al Shabaab.

Former ADF members and Ugandan authorities said ADF leadership claims their objective is to overthrow the Ugandan government and establish an Islamist state in Uganda.

In March 2013, Mukulu promoted Jaber Ali Nansa (aka Jaberi Alnsa, Katyusha) to be ADF’s new military commander. Mukulu made the new appointment after a disagreement with the former commander, David “Hood” Lukwago.

However, Lukwago reportedly remains a senior member of ADF. UN sources told the Group that Jaber has been to both Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia; however, the Group was not able to determine if Jaber has links with Al Qaeda or other extremist militants.

According to ex-ADF combatants, UN sources, and Ugandan officials, ADF recruits Muslims from Uganda, DRC, and other east African countries to voluntarily join its ranks.

Three former ADF combatants who escaped during 2013, who confirmed that ADF recruiters in Uganda also lure people to Congo with false promises of employment (for adults) and free education (for children), and then force them to join ADF.

ADF is also responsible for a large proportion of the more than 300 people kidnapped in Beni territory since early 2013.

Many of those kidnapped are forced to join ADF as either soldiers or staff.

Very few people manage to escape from ADF because they are thoroughly indoctrinated and terrorized by ADF leaders, who brutally kill people who are caught trying to escape by beheading or, according to one ADF escapee, crucifixion.

Training

ADF subjects the people it recruits or abducts to a four-month training regimen. This training includes instruction on the Koran (in Arabic), but is mainly focused on military skills.

Former ADF combatants said the training groups typically include adult men and boys, and involve skills such as marching, hand-to-hand fighting, and shooting a variety of guns.

Upon completion of basic training, graduates are assigned to one of ADF’s numerous camps. Muhammed Luminsa is ADF’s training commander, but two boys who escaped from ADF in 2013 told the Group they were trained by Karume trained them.

In addition to basic training, ADF conducts specialized training sessions, sometimes led by foreign trainers.

One former ADF child soldier told UN investigators that a foreign trainer who spoke Arabic gave instruction on how to conduct covert operations, including in large towns such as Beni.

Ugandan authorities said during 2013, Arabic speaking trainers have given trainings in the construction of improvised explosive devices; however, there is no evidence ADF has used such devices to date.

Attacks

Starting in June, ADF intensified attacks on FARDC positions along the Mbau- Kamango road, killing several soldiers and forcing FARDC to abandon outposts.

On 14 July, ADF ambushed a MONUSCO patrol on this road, resulting in the loss of one APC and one Land Cruiser pickup, as well as three injured Nepalese peacekeepers.

On 15 July, ADF shot at and hit two MONUSCO helicopters sent to reconnoiter the site.

ADF also attacked numerous villages, including Kamango, which prompted more than 66,000 people to flee into Uganda.

These attacks depopulated a large area, which ADF has since controlled by abducting or killing people who return to their villages to collect food from their gardens.

Between July and September 2013, ADF decapitated at least five people in the Kamango area (including the local Chief), shot several others, and kidnapped dozens more. These actions have terrorized the local population, and deterred people from returning home.

Attack on Kamango

ADF’s most significant attack of 2013 took place on 11 July at Kamango. Kamango is the capital of Watalinga Chiefdom, located 10km from the Uganda border, and had a population of approximately 9,200 people.

According to one eyewitness, local authorities, Congolese officials, and UN sources, the primary objective of this attack was to loot Kamango’s hospital and pharmacies.

At around 05:30, a force of 60 men entered the town, shooting in the air, and crying out “Allahu Akbar”.

A man speaking into a megaphone summoned Muslims to the mosque to pray; however, by all accounts the population tried to flee as ADF attacked. A reserve force of 40 men entered the town after it had been secured.

ADF captured and tortured several people to obtain information about the whereabouts of government agents and soldiers.

One detainee said the main interrogator spoke Arabic, and that a Ugandan man translated the questions into Swahili.

After several hours of interrogation, the ADF released their captives with messages, including telling FARDC to allow ADF safe passage to Uganda, and telling the local population to leave the area.

ADF also arrested the local Chief of Bawisa Groupement, Baliebula Kwambuka Nelson, and his family. After releasing the Chief’s family, ADF beheaded him. In total, ADF killed 12 people during this attack.

FARDC forces liberated Kamango the evening of 12 July. During a short firefight, FARDC suffered four dead and twelve wounded, who were evacuated the following day by MONUSCO.

FARDC forces killed two and captured two ADF. After FARDC took control of Kamango, soldiers recovered some documents from a place where ADF had camped.

ADF has also assassinated other people with whom it has had disagreements. In February 2013, ADF killed a FARDC intelligence officer named Abdou, who had arrested 5 ADF collaborators in Butembo.

Ugandan officials told the Group that between July and August 2012, ADF killed three Sheikhs in Bugiri District, Uganda, after a falling out with ADF leader Jamil Mukulu.

Sources of support

ADF finance their activities through a network of businesses and connections in North Kivu.

During 2013, ADF maintained businesses and support networks in the towns of Butembo, Beni, and Oicha. These networks consist of businesses that give money and goods to ADF, motorcycle and car taxis that produce funding for ADF, small-scale gold mining, and sale of rights for timber harvesting.

Based on information the Group obtained during its investigation of the Kamango attack, the Group also thinks that some local authorities in Beni territory collaborate with ADF (through coercion or voluntarily) to facilitate business transactions, as well as the transport of supplies to ADF bases.

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