Uganda: January 11, 2004

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The fighting with LRA rebels in the north continues, with at least 23 LRA members killed over the weekend. The army has been particularly successful in using light aircraft to spot rebels (traveling by foot or truck) and then radio army units on the ground to arrange an ambush. Each of these ambushes usually results in many of the "rebels" (who are actually children kidnapped by the adult LRA members) surrendering and being returned to their families. Just attacking rebels from the air is less effective, as the people on the ground quickly run into the bush and avoid taking many casualties.

 

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