The LRA Crisis Tracker is a real-time mapping platform and data collection system created to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Using information sourced from Invisible Children’s Early Warning Radio Network, UN agencies, and local NGOs, this tool allows for better response from governments, policy-makers, and humanitarian organizations. For real-time updates on LRA attacks, check out LRA Crisis Tracker online, or follow them on Twitter @CrisisTracker.
Between June 12 and June 18, the LRA Crisis Tracker and the Early Warning Radio network reported a total of 8 incidents attributable to the LRA. These incidents included the reported capture of a group of 7 suspected LRA combatants by Ugandan forces, a total of 2 short term civilian abductions, and 1 civilian injury. No civilian fatalities were reported this week.
The following are a few notable reports and updates from the past week:
This week, the LRA Crisis Tracker received an update on the suspected LRA combatant who peacefully surrendered in Bangadi, DRC on June 11. It has been confirmed that this man was an LRA combatant, who had spent 17 years in captivity. He is a 34-year-old Ugandan, and is currently with security forces in the DRC.
On June 15, north of Djemah, CAR, Ugandan forces reportedly attacked a group of suspected LRA combatants, killing 2 LRA and capturing 7 others. The suspected LRA combatants were of Central African, Sudanese and Ugandan nationality, and are currently with security forces in South Sudan. More information on this report is expected in the coming days.
On June 16, near Ngulu, DRC, LRA combatants attacked a group of security forces who were performing a routine patrol of the area. During the clash, however, a 12-year-old boy managed to escape from LRA captivity. No injuries were reported.
On June 14, just northeast of Bangadi, DRC, a group of 4 suspected LRA combatants attacked 2 fishermen along the Nabanda River. The fishermen fled, but the assailants managed to shoot and injure one of the men in the arm as he ran.
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