UPDF captures notorious ADF bomb expert

In 2021, Uganda deployed over 1,700 soldiers to destroy bases in the Eastern DR Congo.

Fort Portal: The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in a joint operation code named “Operation Shujaa” have captured AI Iraq Anywari, a notorious commander of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), who is also commonly known as AA.

According to Maj. Bilal Katamba, the UPDF Mountain Division/Operation Shujaa Public Information Officer, Anywari, an expert in improvised explosive devices (IED), is a native of Busia district in eastern Uganda.

“During the operation, we also recovered one sub-machine gun (SMG), 45 rounds of ammunition, three walkie-talkies, one RPG charger, and an assortment of materials used to make improvised explosive devices,” Maj. Katamba told journalists on Sunday.

Maj. Katamba added that in the same operation, four children and five women were rescued in Ituri province in the Eastern DRC and are now receiving basic medical attention as arrangements are underway to transfer them to a better medical facility.

He said joint forces continue to pursue the ADF terrorists from all directions in their areas of operation.

Anywari joins the list of ADF commanders who have been captured, killed, or surrendered to the joint forces ever since the operation was launched in November 2021 after the terror group was accused of orchestrating attacks both in Uganda and the DRC.

Several of their weapons have been captured, bases destroyed deep in the DRC, and several people rescued.

About Operation Shujaa

Operation Shujaa is the code name for the joint forces of the UPDF and FARDC in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is being conducted in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the Eastern DRC. The vast area of operation covers a radius of approximately 156 x 110 sq km from Kyavinyonge near L. Edward in North Kivu province to Mont Hoyo in Ituri province in the north.

The terrain is characterized by dense rain forests with thick canopy, deep valleys, multiple rivers, swamps, streams, and steep hills that impede infantry movement.

The terrain is a no-go area for armor and motorized infantry assets and obscures air operations due to poor visibility.

The ADF, which began as a rebel group in Uganda, moved to the DR Congo in the late 1990s.

In 2021, Uganda deployed over 1,700 soldiers to destroy bases in the Eastern DR Congo.

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