DRC and Uganda agree to flash out ADF rebles. Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has permitted the Uganda army to enter into its territory and flush out Allied Defense Force (ADF) rebels and other rebel groups destabilizing the region.
Speaking to AFP, a DRC presidential advisor, on condition of anynomity revealed that Uganda forces will fight alongside UN.
“President [Felix] Tshisekedi has already raised the option of allowing Ugandan troops to enter Congolese territory to chase ADF terrorists together with” UN troops”.
The source further stressed that the decision will need approval of the Senate (Parliament) and the military high command.
“But Ugandan troops will not cross the border tonight or tomorrow. All procedures must first be respected, especially with respect to parliament and the DR Congo military command.”
AFP confirmed the report with a UN diplomat.
“We have been informed via our regular channels that President Tshisekedi has authorised Ugandan troops to cross the border to fight the ADF.”
The rebel group founded in the 1990s came back to the spotlight following recent suicide bombings in Kampala.
The group, according to Uganda security, has been actively recruiting and indoctrinating youths and children with Jihadist ideology.
The ADF pays allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist organization, which claimed responsibility for the recent double suicide bombings in Kampala.