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UPDF pulls out from South Sudan

Author : | Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ugandan forces have started withdrawing from South Sudan, the Office of the President has announced.

This is part of the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August between the government and the SPLM opposition.

The Ugandan forces were deployed in South Sudan in December 2013, when the conflict broke out.

According to the peace agreement, all foreign forces allied to either the government or the SPLM in Opposition should leave the country within 45 days after signing of the agreement.

The Spokesperson in the Office of the President, Ateny Wek Ateny, told Eye Radio that the UPDF forces are now leaving the country.

“They have started withdrawing until the 10th of October; the final Ugandan Forces will be out of South Sudan, with exception of the contingency force which is actually based in Western Equatoria in pursuit of the LRA,” Mr Ateny said.

The UPDF Spokesperson, Major Paddy Ankunda had earlier told Eye Radio that they were waiting for instructions to leave this week.

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