GOOBJOOG NEWS|KAMPALA: Uganda has dismissed earlier reports that its soldiers in Somalia killed 189 Al-Shabaab militants, an admission the terror group will likely make fodder for its propaganda machine.
Responding to a social media user, Uganda ambassador to the UN Adonia Ayebare said the reports were ‘fake’.
“I have talked to the UPDF leadership the claim is fake news and was not an official claim and we should treat it as such.”
The Ugandan army was widely quoted by international news agencies that it had killed 189 militants in Bakool region.
“(The raid)… saw the forces put out of action 189 al Qaeda-linked fighters and destroyed a number of military hardware and items used by the terrorist attacks,” UPDF was quoted by Reuters.