Uganda Captures a Top LRA Commander

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan forces have captured a top commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, bringing them a step closer to finding fugitive warlord Joseph Kony.

A Ugandan military spokesman said Sunday that rebel commander was captured during an ambush a day earlier in the Central African Republic. Reuters news identify the captured rebel as Caesar Achellam, a major general in Kony's ranks.

Kony and his LRA have waged a 26-year reign of terror in Central Africa, attacking and looting villages, killing and kidnapping their inhabitants, and displacing millions of people from their homes.

Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.