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UPDF, Congolese Troops Start Building Security Roads To ease Operations Against ADF

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As part of Operation Shujaa against the ADF, the UPDF and the Congolese army, also known as FARDC, have begun construction of security highways throughout DRC in order to ease speedy movement of troops and logistics.

On Wednesday, however, the joint soldiers began construction along the Nobili – Kamango – Semliki – Beni road, which had nearly become impassable.

due to its deterioration and the threat posed by ADF militants

The operation commander Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga, who also serves as the project manager, opened the first phase of the works from Mukakati market hub to River Semliki.

Col Antonio Gbiagolo of the FADRC and the commander of the UPDF Mountain Division.

They then went on a tour of the joint force deployments in the area.

Col Gbiagolo praised Uganda’s and DRC’s heads of state for approving the cooperative operation to combat ADF.

He went on to say that the UPDF’s air and artillery strikes against four ADF camps, Kambi yayu, Tondoli, Belu 1 and Belu 2, on November 30 inflicted substantial casualties on the enemy.

Over 60 ADF combatants have surrendered to FARDC forces in Beni as a result of the strikes, according to Col Dbiagolo.

The Congolese commander urged the joint force to keep up the pressure on the remaining rebels in order to encourage additional defections.

Gen Kayanja Muhanga, on the other hand, committed the fullest commitment of the operational forces under his command to restoring peace and stability in the region.

Operation Shujaa will be reviewed every two months, according to the Memorandum of Understanding, to assess progress and provide further information.

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