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Ugandan forces complete withdrawal from South Sudan

Author : | Published: Monday, November 2, 2015

The SPLA Spokesperson says all the Ugandan forces have now withdrawn from South Sudan.

They were deployed in South Sudan after the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013.

They were in three bases; Juba International Airport, in an area near Nesitu, and in Bor, Jonglei State.

The withdrawal of the troops conforms with provisions of the recently signed Peace Agreement by both the government and the SPLM in opposition three months ago.

The agreement calls for the pull out of all foreign troops from the country to allow for its flawless implementation.

The UPDF were deployed in the hot spots of Juba and the Jonglei state capital, Bor, among other reasons, to protect key government installations, and fight alongside the government SPLA forces against the opposition.

The Ugandan forces started withdrawing from South Sudan last month.

“The Ugandan forces in South Sudan, it was one brigade and three battalions,” said the SPLA Spokesperson Col. Aguer.

“An internationally conventional number for the battalion was between 700 and 1,000, but I can’t confirm to you the one of Uganda.”

Independent media houses in Uganda have also reported that the last batch of the Ugandan forces arrived home on Friday evening and were at the border town of Bibia.


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