A Tanzanian national identified as Fazul has been killed together with one other Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) member in the general region of Alungupa, North Kivu Province, by a joint Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in Operation Shujaa.
According to Major Bilal Katamba, the Public Information Officer, Mountain Division/Operation Shujaa, Fazul, who was operating in Mwalika Valley, was put out of action on August 24, 2023.
“The joint Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo under Operation Shujaa put out of action one middle-level Allied Democratic Forces commander by the name of Fazul, who has been operating in Mwalika Valley,” he said.
He added that on August 23, 2023, the joint forces under the UPDF 3 Mountain Battalion in the general area of Kanana, Makisabo, and North Kivu Province were able to put out of action two ADF fighters and recover two SMGs, four magazines, 84 rounds of ammunition, and one military radio.
“We appeal to the ADF fighters to surrender and benefit from the Uganda government amnesty that is still in force for those who opt to give up on the rebellion,” he said.
The joint forces continue to pursue these terrorists from all corners of the jungle.