Uganda: June 21, 2003


Helicopter gunships, tanks and armored vehicles were deployed in east-central Soroti region, as the army moved against suspected LRA rebels. Army Commander Maj-Gen Aronda Nyakairima arrived in Soroti on the afternoon to coordinate the operation. The two helicopter gunships pounded rebel hideouts in Katakwi District for about one hour, where the rebels had retreated to after clashes with the army the 20th. 

In the morning, the army rushed two truckloads of soldiers to Amuria, reinforcing the unit that had been in action against LRA rebels since the day before. - Adam Geibel




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