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LRA rebel numbers dwindling, Ugandan official says

LRA rebel numbers dwindling, Ugandan official says

Uganda's military spokesman says that the number of soldiers in the violent Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has dwindled to the low hundreds.
That echoes the findings in a new report from the Enough Project, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group. It says the LRA has about 400 fighters.
Uganda's army spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, said Tuesday he thinks the number is even lower _ 200 fighters _ far below the strength the LRA had at its height in 2003, when it had 5,000 members.
The LRA is known for vicious attacks against civilians and for abducting and forcing children to become members. In May, the U.N. said the LRA killed 36 people and drove 10,000 from their homes in Central African Republic.
The LRA's leader, Joseph Kony, is wanted by the International Criminal Court.


Updated : 2020-12-01 20:04 GMT+08:00