Uganda to share intelligence with Congo on Islamist rebels

Uganda said on Monday it had agreed with neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to share intelligence and co-ordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east.

2021-05-18 01:01:00 AM

Uganda said on Monday it had agreed with neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to share intelligence and co-ordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east.

Uganda said on Monday it had agreed with neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to share intelligence and co-ordinate a new push by Kinshasa to combat Islamist rebels blamed for worsening violence in Congo's east.

“Definitely, there will be co-ordination, sharing intelligence, sharing information and all sorts of security nature kind of activities,” Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, spokesperson for the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), told Reuters.The commander of UPDF's Mountain Brigade, Maj. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, had in recent days met security officials in the eastern Congo town of Beni to discuss co-ordinating on anti-ADF operations, Byekwaso said.

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However, Uganda did not intend to deploy forces in Congo, Byekwaso said.A Congolese government spokesperson had no immediate comment. Read more: Times LIVE »

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