FM: SO ANALYSIS
DT: 04 DEC 2001
SUBJ: ENEMY ACTIVITIES IN RWANDA, DRC AND UGANDA
RPA deployments and re-enforcements are done in the zones of RUTSHURU, GOMA, MASISI, WALIKALE, BUKAVU, LUBERO, and downwards to MWENGA, SHABUNDU, etc.
It is providing cover to Ugandan dissidents of Lt. Coi. Kyakabale and ADF in the above said areas.
At NYAKAKOMA - 01 RPA Platoon
ISHASHA - A section size of LDUs with an RPA Intelligence Officer
BUGANZA - 01 RPA section and 01 LDU section.
NYAMILIMA - 01 RPA COY and 01 LDU section .
BURAMBA - 01 LDU section
KISHARO - 01 RPA section and 01 LDU section.
KIHITO - 01 RPA section and 01 LDU Mobile section.
KIHOROBO and SALAMBWE - 05 Park Corps, 01 RPA Intelligence staff and 01 section of LDUs.
KATWIGURU- 01 RPA section and some LDUs,
KISEGURU- 01 RPA COY
KINYANDONI - 01 RPA Platoon
NYONGERA Intelligence staff -- 01 RCD-Goma COY and an RPA
KIWANJA - RPA Bn HQS
RUTSHURU - RPA Brigade HQS Training Wing covering Uganda’s enemies.
NYANZARE and BWITO - Bn HQS Training Wing for Uganda’s Enemies.
KABATTI and KATONGA (Mineral area) - RPA COY Training Wing for Uganda’s enemies.
MABENGA - 02 Platoons of RPA
• RWINDI -01 COY of RPA that covers KIBIRIZI, links with MABENGA and BWITO forces .
• BWABINYWA - 01 COY of RPA with advance Platoon at MIRAMBI from KANYABAYONGA axis.
KALENGERA -- 02 RPA Platoons
KATARE - - RPA Batallion HQS
RUMANGABO - Army Barracks, Residences, RPA FAAD, Tank HQS, RCD-Goma Bn.
KIBUMBA - FAAD GUARD on Rwanda side, 01 RPA Platoon
GOMA Town - Police Bn
GOMA Airport - RPA Air Defence Guard
GOMA Gisenyi side- FAAD Guard
GOMA Katindo side- FAAD Guard, RCD-Goma Div HQS
GOMA Lake Kivu side - Marine Corps and RPA AD
SAKE - 02 Pins of RPA, 01 COY of RCD- Goma
MUSHAKI - RPA Div HQS Training Wing for Uganda’s enemies.
Most FAAD and TANK pieces are located at RUMANGABO Barracks. A helicopter gunship usually lands at MUSHAKI and NYANZALE Training Camps from Rwanda side of Gisenyi and Kyangugu line of Bukavu.
• Movement of troops and equipment is mostly done during nighttime, and deployments are not permanent. There is a lot of troop movements, for example, Ugandan dissidents (about 200), who recently completed a 5-months training, were dressed in RPA camouflage, armed with SMGs, AGL, Hand Grenades, G.2s, and with radio equipment. They were carried in Fuso lorries for deployment.
Other 200 Ugandan enemies, who were not all armed and in a mixed up dressing (army and civilian) were shifted from NYANZALE e to Kikuku, towards the forests of WALIKALE in BWITO collective.
800 other fighters (mixed with HUTUs mainly) were - transported from TONGO to NYANZALE location.
Then about 150 Ugandan enemies, including ADF, were made to move on foot from TONGO, through BAMBOO, dodged KIBIRIZI and camped at KABATI and KATONGA, where KABANDA stays. RPA FMD, including 02 pieces of 37-mm MC, 03 120-mm mortars, 14.S-mm MC guns and a katyusha weapons were transported to this place.
In all the areas vacated by UPDF, like KIHITO, KISHARO up to ISHASHA and KYESHERO, RPA has deployed their Intelligence staffs, Field Engineering staffs and disguised LDUs, with radio equipment.
A network was formed at MANGA’s place (their common meeting place) in GOMA. Among the network reported to be GERALD ODAGA and deployed to KIDNAP, ABDUCT, INTERCEPT or KILL any Ugandan suspected Intelligence Staff or Agent. The zonal 10 called MUMBERE PALUKU, A MUNANDE, chaired the meeting. These operatives come into Uganda’s territory especially at ISHASHA, NYAMITEMBE, NYARUSHANJ E, BUGARAMA, NYAMWISI, KIHOROBO and NYAMIRIMA, where they conduct search for the Ugandan security operatives.
Continues next week