Uganda has started the construction of security roads in DRC in a bid to facilitate quick movement of troops and logistics as part of operation Shujaa against ADF in the country.
The Congolese army, also known as FARDC and UPDF have commenced
Both forces last week joint operations targeting the ADF rebels but troop movement was hindered by the bad roads and heavy rains.
Yesterday Wednesday 9th December, the joint troops launched construction works along the Nobili – Kamango – Semliki – Beni road which had almost been rendered impassable.
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This was mainly due to its poor state and the insecurity caused by the ADF terrorists.
The first phase of the works, starting from Mukakati trading centre to River Semliki, was launched by the operation commander Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga who also doubles as the Commander of UPDF Mountain Division together with FADRC’s Col Antonio Gbiagolo.
Col Gbiagolo applauded the two heads of state for Uganda and DRC for authorizing the joint operation to deal with ADF.
He added that the November, 30th air and artillery strikes by UPDF against four ADF camps of Kambi yayu, Tondoli, Belu 1 and Belu 2 inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy side.
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The strikes, Col Dbiagolo stated, have led to the surrender of over 60 ADF fighters to FARDC forces in Beni.
The Congolese commander implored the joint force sustain pressure on the remnants in order to cause more defections.
Gen Kayanja Muhanga on the other side, pledged total commitment of the operational forces under his command to ensuring restoration of peace and stability in area.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding, Operation Shujaa will be reviewed every after two months in order to determine progress and inform further decisions.
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