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US troops deploy in 4 African countries

2012-02-22 21:11

Nairobi - A top military official says that US troops are now deployed in four central African countries as part of US efforts against a brutal rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army.

 Brian L Losey, the top US special operations commander for Africa, said on Wednesday that US troops are now stationed in bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

The US announced in October it was sending about 100 US troops - mostly special operations forces - to central Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony.

Losey said officials are already seeing a decrease in the lethality of LRA actions, which he thinks is part of the pressure the US and partner countries are applying.

Comments
  • Fred - 2012-02-22 21:26

    Good. Take the fight to these violent extremists who want to die and want to take us with them.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-02-22 21:33

    They should do some covert operations in Libiya, and stop that madman from killing his own unarmed people with tanks and artillary.

      kitneyi - 2012-02-22 21:39

      Don't you mean Syria?

      Herman - 2012-02-22 21:45

      how did you become smart?

      Louise - 2012-02-22 22:32

      You're commenting on 'olds' now, Smart, not 'news'......????

  • Carel de Lange - 2012-02-22 22:09

    It is quite unfortunate for the US to be playing police for the world and in most cases it is uncalled for and even unwanted. But in Africa I'm afraid it is very necessary and called for. Just wish they could have restored peace to Zim first.

      Fred - 2012-02-22 22:21

      They're protecting themselves. They realized after 9/11 that they must confront terrorists, not let them grow unattended.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-23 08:33

    Zimbabwe is further South, go there, kill BOB

  • Greg - 2012-02-23 09:59

    Mmm, clearly there has been oil found in the area! If they were seriously trying to stop the LRA they would enforce a no fly zone and or take control of the various landing strips in the area; this after all is the way the LRA is supplied. I suspect rather that this is the US's way of "colonizing" resources.

  • Neil - 2012-02-23 11:34

    Yes oil must have been found there!The US dont care about the poor africans.Its only here for its own interests..Yes a new colonization of natural recources is happening as we speak.They only deploy troops or weapons for regime change.Look what they did in Libya.Armed the rebels..And ow there talk already to arm the Syrians.A country must decide its own fate by its own people,not some bully who decide for them.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-23 16:43

      You are ill-informed and lack intelligence. The US can buy all the oil they want at any time without entering into any war.

  • peter.mabeleble - 2012-12-24 15:25

    Yaa once US always US they did in Iraq,Libya and Syria to follow soon under the auspieces of fighting Terrosim. How on earth can US just volunteer to help Africa wihout any interestm, Ofcousre they need our resources to run thier eceonomy

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