Friday, May 6, 2016

Uganda to withdraw its forces from Somalia

By: Giles Muhame-   Chimpreports - The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) High Command has taken what a senior official described as a “strategic decision” to put an end to the country’s armed forces’ military missions in the region, this investigative website can exclusively report.

The resolution which will see UPDF troops pulled from Somalia and Central African Republic (CAR) was reached at during the April 22 meeting at State House Entebbe.

The high-level assembly of the military’s top brass was chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

“We are getting out of Somalia and Central African Republic. It’s just a matter of time,” a highly placed senior official confided in ChimpReports on Thursday morning.

“The High Command gave instructions to military chiefs to arrange for the withdrawal of our forces in a coherent manner without jeopardising our forces’ security.  This process will be carried out in phases,” the source, who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, added.
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