The Ugandan and Congolese forces have captured Boga airfield from the rebels, a day after the launch of the third phase of Operation Shujaa against Allied Democratic Forces (ADF),
Operations spokesperson, Maj Peter Mugisa said the joint force used the third approach route of Burasi-Boga to capture the airfield, which the rebels were using as a hideout and for killing people.
He said as the result of Wednesday morning artillery strikes into the ADF camp of Rume, several rebels were injured.
He urged the rebels to surrender and enjoy presidential amnesty or if captured, face the court martial.
Last week, fresh attacks of ADF and CODECO rebels reported in eastern DR Congo left more than 64 people dead.
The rebels attacked Njiapande Town and Nobili village killing four people while CODECO rebels attacked Balu in Djungu territory Ituri province invaded an IDP camp of Bahema tribe, killing more than 60 people.
The attacks also left more than 1,500 refugees crossing to Uganda in Bundibugyo District.
The Ugandan joint operation started with phase one when UPDF used Nobili –Kamango- Mukakati route to join their counterparts FARDC on December 1, 2021.
This preceded the assault force advancing deep into Virunga impenetrable forest dislodging ADF rebels in several camps including their stronghold of Kambi Ya Yua where various military wares and documents were recovered. The forces captured the main camp base of ADF rebels of Kambi Ya Yua in December, marking the end of phase one.
Last month, the Operation Shujja also opened up the second axis against the ADF rebels.
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