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Uganda changes troops in SomaliaPublish Date: Feb 03, 2014
Uganda changes troops in Somalia
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Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) officers under the African Union moving to board a UN aircraft to Somalia at Entebbe Airport on 3rd Feb 2014. PHOTO/Maria Wamala
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By Taddeo Bwambale

A contingent of UPDF troops serving under the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has returned. Another contingent has been sent.


The Commander of the Land Forces, Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi on Monday received the returning forces of the Uganda Battle Group (UGABAG) 11  led by Col. Joseph Balikuddembe.

The first group of about 680 troops touched base at Entebbe International Airport at 10:55am, aboard a UN plane.

Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) officers under the African Union moving to board a UN aircraft to Somalia at Entebbe Airport on 3rd Feb 2014. PHOTO/Maria Wamala

The returning troops will be replaced by contingent of soldiers under UGABAG13 commanded by Col. William Bainomugisha.

UGABAG 11 has been in Somalia since January 2013 and the deployment of the group 13 marks the 13th rotation of UPDF forces in Somalia.

 

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