KAMPALA - Kony’s LRA rebel has increased their effort to attacks, abducts and kills according to the UN report. In the report, “the brutal Lord's Resistance Army rebels led by Ugandan Joseph Kony have increased in recent months, despite US-backed regional military efforts to hunt them down.”
"The analysis indicates an increasing trend in LRA attacks," in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in a report.
The report also added that 11 civilians were killed and 37 people abducted between April and June and at least 62 attacks in northeastern DR Congo, and nine attack in eastern CAR in the second quarter of 2012. However, the reported said, there is no indication of attack on South Sudan.
On October last year, President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 100 U.S. Troops into central Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA’s widespread atrocities across several countries.
Obama said, “I have authorized a small number of combat-equipped U.S. forces to deploy to central Africa to provide assistance to regional forces that are working towards the removal of Joseph Kony from the battlefield."
Obama added, “U.S. Military personnel will advise regional forces working to target Kony and other senior leaders will not engage Kony's forces unless necessary for self-defense."
Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. Lord Resistance Army’s atrocities act across many countries in Africa, particularly Central Africa draws the international attention since 2008.
"I believe that deploying these U.S. armed forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa."
Obama noticed that the group "has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa" and "continues to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security."
The Upper Nile Times