Joint operation of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least a ton of militants lately believing they were responsible for the killings of 15 peacekeepers about a week ago.

The camps of rebels in eastern DRC were attacked with air and artillery targeting the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) that is fighting against the government since the 1990s. It is also believed the group has ties with international jihadi groups.

ADF has been sanctioned for terrorist activities earlier by the US and the UN.

Earlier this month several UN peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in an attack in North Kivu, eastern province of Congo bordering Rwanda and Uganda. Five Congolese soldiers were killed too along with injury of 53 others.

Uganda’s Defense Spokesman Richard Karemire said, “The ADF recent attack on the UN Peacekeepers of MONUSCO from the sister-country of Tanzania is an indictment to its activities not only for Uganda and DRC but also the international community.”

The strike was worst against the United Nations peacekeepers in recent history and leaders from across the world condemned it including similar tone from the UN Security Council.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “These deliberate attacks against United Nations peacekeepers are unacceptable and constitute a war crime.”

It is believed ADF has about 1,200 to 1,500 armed fighters and since 2013 the organization has been launching attacks in Congo, forcing thousands of people to flee into neighboring countries.

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Joint operation of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least a ton of militants lately believing they were responsible for the killings of 15 peacekeepers about a week ago. The camps of rebels in eastern DRC were attacked with air and artillery targeting the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)...