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“We mistook Al-Shabaab for farmers” Survivors tell Gen Muhoozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF in Somalia have told Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba that the recent attack by Al-Shabaab which left 54 soldiers killed resulted from mistaking them for farmers in their gardens. Al-Shabaab overrun UPDF base at Buulo-Mareer on May 26 at 5am. The …

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Gen. Muhanga moves on Al-Shabaab

Commander issues tough orders in area of recent attack in which UPDF were killed Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | A few days since arriving in Bulo Mareer, the southeastern town 120 km away from the capital Mogadishu that was the scene of a deadly attack on an African Union Transition Mission …

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MUSEVENI: 800 Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked UPDF base in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the Uganda People’s Defence Forces- UPDF base in Somalia was attacked by more than 800 Al-Shabaab militants. Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-chief also confirmed that UPDF soldiers were killed but he did not give numbers of the dead nor …

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MUSEVENI: Mistakes were made in Somalia attack

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Presdent Yoweri Museveni has indicated that there were mistakes made by a company of UPDF soldiers when Al-Shabaab rebels attacked their Forward Operational Base leading to a loss of lives on Friday. “Some of the soldiers there did not perform as expected and panicked, …

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Al-Shabaab is just a symptom

The causes of Somalia’s tragedy are still in place since the murder of President Abdirashid Sharmarke in in 1969 COMMENT | Abdi Ismail Samatar | For at least 14 years now, the militant group Al-Shabaab has terrorised the southern region of Somalia. Its ambition is to impose a tyrannical dictatorship over the …

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UPDF confirms foiled Al-Shabaab attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) headquarters in Kampala has confirmed that a few days ago, Al-Shabaab militants were repulsed in an attempted attack on their contingent in Somalia. They however dismissed as rumours, stories  that 12 soldiers were killed. According to VOA news, …

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