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The LRA


The LRA

  • Joseph Kony formed rebel movement Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda in 1987
  • Kony styled himself as disciple sent by God to bring purity, peace to Uganda
  • LRA began brutal fight against the government; killed, tortured, mutilated, kidnapped tens of thousands, including children
  • Rebels left Uganda in 2006
  • LRA now operates in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan
  • Central African nations began joint operation in 2008 to capture Kony, defeat LRA
  • In 2011, 100 U.S. military personnel were sent to help track down LRA fighters
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