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US to send troops to Uganda to help fight LRA rebels

US President Barack Obama
has said he is sending about 100 US soldiers to Uganda to help regional
forces battle the notorious Lord's Resistance Army.
Although combat-equipped, the troops would be providing information and advice "to partner nation forces", Mr Obama wrote in a letter to US Congress.


A small group is already in Uganda, and the troops could later be deployed in other central African nations.


The LRA is blamed for mass murder, rape and kidnapping in the region.


'Kill or capture'
"I have authorised a small number of combat-equipped US forces
to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces
that are working toward the remov

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Added: Oct-18-2011 Occurred On: Oct-18-2011
By: 104JebackaBrigada
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