Uganda: August 20, 2005


There have been  two major firefights with LRA holdouts. On August 15 the Ugandan Army attacked an LRA base in Uganda's Kitgum distirct. Ten LRA fighters were killed in the attack. On August 17, another Ugandan force attacked an LRA base in south Sudan (Imatong Mountains area). Both attacks had helicopter gunships providing support. The attack in Sudan killed from "15 to 20 LRA thugs." Since the spring, LRA activity in Uganda has been sporadic. Uganda's "peace offensive" -- which included a limited amnesty-- led several LRA leaders to surrender. The two attacks on base areas indicate that Uganda has some fairly good intelligence on base camp locations and supply routes, the kind that former leaders can provide.




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