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Ugandan soldiers capture Kony aide

05-14-2012 08:09 BJT

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The Ugandan military announced on Sunday that they have captured one of the Lord's Resistance Army's top five rebels. The move is believed to bring them a step closer to catching Joseph Kony, the war crime-accused LRA leader.

The Ugandan People’s Defence Force said Caesar Achellam, a major general for Kony, had been captured in an ambush on Saturday along the banks of the River M’bou in neighbouring Central African Republic. They said Achellam had been armed with an AK-47 rifle and just eight rounds of ammunition.

The army, backed by American troops, said the capture of Achellam would encourage other fighters to abandon the LRA.

Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Caesar Achellam gestures as he talks to the
media in Djema May 13, 2012, after he was captured by Ugandan soldiers tracking down
LRA fugitive leaders at a forest bordering the Central African Republic (CAR) and the
Democratic Republic of Congo.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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