Just in: UPDF Launches More Airstrikes, Bombardments on ADF Camps

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has Tuesday morning launched another round of airstrikes and artillery bombardment on the residual camps of the ADF terrorist group in DRC.

The strikes, ChimpReports understands, were carried out at dawn in parts of North Kivu and Ituri.

A source in the army told this website this assault was part of the “second phase of the Operation Shujaa”

The Ugandan army together with their Congolese counterparts FARDC on November 30th last year carried out bombardment on four major camps of the ADF.

The armies then proceeded to capture several camps including the famous Kambi Ya Yua and secured major routes in Eastern Congo to enable ground battle teams to pursue ADF rebels, who have fled to the thick forests.

The source who spoke to ChimpReports this morning, said the ADF are currently on the move after its bases were obliterated.

“Intelligence now picks information about their locations to guide such military strikes.”

President Yoweri Museveni while announcing the second phase of the operation last month, predicted that the ADF would now go into “pure terrorism.”

“Our experience here is that, once you attack concentrations of the terrorists and they see that you have the capacity, they can’t challenge your army to army, they now go to pure terrorism. They break into small groups and they go to attack villagers, “Museveni said.

Indeed, reports have been emerging of the ADF remnants attacking villages, shooing randomly and maiming locals.

As such, the president called for strengthening of security which include using mobile forces, zonal forces, local defence units per village, strategic forces (air forces, artillery) and to lesser – extent special forces.

He said these will later prevent pockets of terrorism where rebels return to attack villagers and kill people ending up discrediting government.

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