Pictorial: A Glimpse into UPDF Operations in Somalia

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The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF has been in Somalia as part of African Union Mission in Somalia AMISOM for nearly 11yrs.

With a force of about 5700 soldiers in Somalia, Uganda is in charge of Sector One. The sectoris in charge of Banadir region which covers Mogadishu city and Lower Shabelle region. The lower Shabelle region is a coastal line of India Ocean.

Uganda has three Battle Grounds in Somalia. The first battle ground is situated in Afgooye District, a distance of 30 kilometers from Mogadishu. The second battle ground is situated in Ceelijalle, Merca District which is a distance of 125 kilometers from Mogadishu.

The last battle ground is situated in Barawe - south west of lower Shabelle which is a distance of 240 kilometers from Mogadishu.

Uganda Radio Network brings you photos of the UPDF operations in Lower Shabelle region, South of Mogadishu.

 

To license these photos, contact Douglas Mutumba, Client Relations Officer. Email: dmutumba@yahoo.co.uk; Office: +256 414 530777; Cell: +256 758 745021.

 

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A UPDF soldier on guard at Ceeljaale Battle Ground
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Col Bonny Bamwiseki, the commander of UPDF Battle Ground 22 situated at Ceeljaale in Merca District, 125 kilometres South of Mogadishu
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Col Bonny Bamwiseki speaking to Uganda journalists who were on a reporting trip to Somalia
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Ugandan soldiers aren't alone in Somalia. They carried along UPDF fighting equipment. Journalists standing beside a UPDF Infantry Fighting Vehicle
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Journalists boarding an Infantry Fighting Vehicle en route to visit one of Battle Ground 25 Foward Operating Bases.
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Lt Col Fred K Mwesigye, commander of Shalamboot Foward Operating bases speaking to journalists
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A somalia National Army officer and clan chiefs arriving Shalamboot UPDF Foward Operating Base (FOB), situated 6 kilometres from Ceeljalle Battle Ground
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UPDF soldiers chatting at Shalamboot Foward Operating base in South West of Mogadishu
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A UPDF soldier monitoring security on top of an Infantry Fighting Vehicle at Shalamboot Forward Operating Base
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Embracing a colleague you have not seen in months. A soldier greeting UPDF contigent spokesperson Maj Caesar Olweny at Shalamboot forward operating base
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Lt Col Robert Nahamya, the commander of Buufow Foward Operating Base, situated 10 kilometres from Battle Group 22 headquaters in Ceeljaale
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Lt Col Robert Nahamya showing the area of his comand and operations to visiting journalists
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Lt Col Robert Nahamya showing journalists areas infested with alshabab fighters. Local communities say alshababs are operating from as near as 5 kilometres from UPDF bases
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A UPDF soldier on guard at Buufow Foward Operating Base
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A UPDF artilery position at Buufow Forward Operating Base
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The UPDF female solidier who fire the anti aircraft gun
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A UPDF tank stationed at Buufow Foward Operating Base
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