US sends more forces to hunt for Ugandan LRA Leader “Kony”

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2014
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Ugandan soldiers patrol through the Central African jungle during an operation to fish out Joseph Kony (AFP/File, Yannick Tylle)

Ugandan soldiers patrol through the Central African jungle during an operation to fish out Joseph Kony (AFP/File, Yannick Tylle)

Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children.

At least four CV-22 Ospreys and refueling planes, as well as 150 Air Force special forces personnel and other airmen to fly and maintain the planes are scheduled to arrive in the African country mid-week, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told AFP on Monday.

The Washington Post initially reported the story on its website on Sunday.

US forces will remain in a support role helping African Union forces searching for Kony, the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) blamed for a string of atrocities.

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