“Our military equipment, materials and hundreds of our troops have arrived back home since we started the withdrawal on Tuesday last week. The trucks have been crossing the border with our troops and equipment,” said Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesperson.

The withdrawal is in compliance with a peace agreement signed between the warring parties stipulating that Ugandan troops must withdraw from the country before the Oct. 10 deadline.

Uganda deployed its troops in South Sudan in December 2013 after violence broke out in the country’s capital Juba between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, now the opposition rebel leader. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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