Ugandahas deployed an additional 1700 troops in volatile Somalia, bringing the total number of Ugandan peacekeepers in the Horn of African country to 8000, a military spokesman said here on Monday.
Col. Felix Kulayigye, spokesman of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, told Xinhua by telephone that the troops will stay in the Somali capital Mogadishu as their colleagues advance deep into hostile territory.
“The troops have already arrived in Somalia. The troops will take charge of the security in Mogadishu as the rest of the troops will move out of the capital to clean up the rest of Somalia,” he said.
“Everything is going on well. We hope to seize more positions from the Al-Shabaab and take charge,” he added.