UPDF Sends 1822 Soldiers to Somalia
Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has today flagged off 1,822 soldiers for Somalia mission in the horn of Africa.
While flagging off this troop, the deputy commander land forces Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma cautioned the soldiers to always be fit and disciplined, if they are to avoid being attacked by Al-shabab insurgents.
On Easter Sunday, alshabab killed 8 Ugandan soldiers and left scores injured.
The UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, said the 24 battle groups will be commanded by Col Jackson Kayanja.He added that these will be deployed at Arabisca, which is 32km from Aden Bullpen Airport in Lower Shebelle.