15 Oct '11, 12am

DTN World News: Obama sends 100 troops to fight rebels in central Africa - Straits Times: Fox NewsObama sends 10...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) President Barack Obama said on Friday he is sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to help and advise forces battling Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of rape, murder and kidnapping. The US troops, subject to the approval of national authorities, could deploy in Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mr Obama said in a message to Congress. LRA rebels are accused of terrorising, murdering, raping and kidnapping thousands of people in the four nations, and tens of thousands of people died in their 20-year war with security forces in northern Uganda. 'These forces will act as advisers to partner forces that have the goal of removing from the battlefield Joseph Kony and other senior leadership of the LRA,' Mr Obama said, but warned they would not lead the fighting themselves.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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