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Uganda, DR Congo launch airstrikes on ADF militants

"This morning, we have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps with our Congolese allies," a spokesperson for the ministry tweeted.

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Kampala: The armed forces of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have jointly launched attacks on the bases of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Islamist group, designated by the Ugandan government as a terrorist organization.

“This morning, we have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps with our Congolese allies,” a spokesperson for the ministry tweeted.

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According to DRC government spokesperson Patrick Muyaya, airstrikes were fired from Uganda and targeted ADF bases on the territory of DR Congo.

ADF, founded in 1995 and operating in DRC and Uganda, is blamed for multiple civilian casualties in the region since 2014.

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