Congolese government forces have recovered an arms cache abandoned by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels after a pitched battle with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).
A statement issued by the UPDF yesterday said 57 AK47 riffles and 37 Rocket Propelled Grenades were among the weapons recovered in Beni, in eastern DRC on May 14.
“In a recent pursuit carried out by FARDC’s 42nd Commando Battalion on May 14, 2014, they discovered an ADF arms cache east of Madina camp where ADF rebels had abandoned them,” the statement said.
FARDC continues with an operation against the ADF in Semuliki forest, code named “Operation Sukola One”, which started in January.
Following continued pursuit by the Congolese forces, UPDF said the rebels might go into “concealment and may consider leaving this terrain” to join their colleagues in Orientale.
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, said the “ADF may be down, but not yet out”, an indication that the rebel group is not yet defeated.