The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces says the airstrikes and artillery fire aimed at ADF camps left a devastating toll.
The joint pursuit for the ADF by the UPDF and the Congolese military targeted Nobili, Kamango, and Watalinga in North Kivu Province of eastern Congo.
The Defense and army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso said in a statement that “targets were accurately hit”.
‘At least four ADF camps have been overrun by joint forces. They include MadinaI and II, Katanda and Mashini in Ituri,’
Witnesses reported explosions and artillery fire in North Kivu’s Watalinga district, as well as the Boga and Tchabi districts, known hideouts of the ADF in neighboring Ituri province.
According to Brig. Byekwaso, “operations against” ADF “will continue as we look for other targets of opportunity during ground operations”
DRC army spokesman Leon-Richard Kasonga on his part said “for the time being, Congolese special forces supported by Ugandan special units will carry out search and control operations to clear and secure ADF positions affected by this morning’s strikes.”
These offensives come after the ISIS affiliated terror outfit was accused of terror attacks in both countries.
The latest claimed by the group is the Kampala twin bombings that killed over 7 people and injured dozens.