Uganda: Army says killed over 100 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Ugandan military said on Monday that it killed over 100 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in an operation last Friday against rebel camps in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The airstrike and artillery operation, code-named “Tuugo,” targeted eight ADF camps in Eringeti triangle in the DRC’s North Kivu province, Maj. Ronald Kakurungu, spokesperson of the operation, told Xinhua by phone from the western border district of Bundibugyo.
Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) used fighter jets and long artillery to carry out preemptive attacks on the ADF bases of Madina, Canada, Tadia, Popoke, Makayoba, Kainama, Ngiti and Kikingi after receiving intelligence that the rebels were planning to attack the east African country, Kakurungu said.
“Our FARDC counterparts have since confirmed that up to 100 ADF were killed and eight camps destroyed in Eringeti area where the strikes targeted,” said Kakurungu, using the acronym of the DRC armed forces.