“In this same period, one UPDF soldier was killed and we condole with the bereaved family,” Kulayigye said.
In the aftermath of the battle, the joint forces were able to recover 2 guns, 28 ammunition, 2 walkie-talkies, a generator, a solar panel, 3 telephone sets and a uniform belonging to the FARDC.
Kulayigye maintained that the UPDF and the FARDC are not deterred and will continue to pursue the rebels under the joint operation named ‘Operation Shujaa’ until they are extinguished from the region.
“I wish to reiterate the commitment of the UPDF to continue working alongside FARDC to flush these terrorists out of the region and bring lasting peace to the DRC and the region at large,” he said.
Since November 2021, the UPDF and the Congolese army have made strides in chasing the ADF rebels away from their camps in Irumu, Mambasa, Beni, Rwenzori and Mwalika Isale Taliha Kabuwabuwa.
The joint Ugandan and Congolese believe that with consistent air and artillery attacks, victory is inevitable as more ADF rebels continue to flee.