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|October 31, 2009|
This elusive, brutal guerrilla group led by Joseph kony continues to destroy villages, murder and mutilate civilians and steal hundreds of children. They are continually on the move, living deep in dense, remote forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and south Sudan. The LRA has no political agenda but is propelled by Kony-designed ‘religion’.
Earlier this year in south Sudan, members of the LRA killed hundreds of civilians and kidnapped children for use as soldiers, porters and sex-slaves. They forcing thousands of terrified villagers into Western Equatoria. Now, two incidents, possibly involving Kony's militia, have been reported in recent weeks in the south's Bahr al-Ghazal region, which is wedged between CAR and the Darfur region.
South Sudan's army accused the LRA of being responsible for the attack on Darfur refugees in a camp in western Bahr al-Ghazal that killed five people. Many express doubt that the LRA will venture any deeper into Sudan.