Uganda Used Cluster Bombs in South Sudan: UN Report

New York, May 12, 2014 (SSNA) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) released its report on cluster bombs use in South Sudan.

The report declared that Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) used the the banned weapons. The United Nations (UN) cites evidences it collected from UPDF and SPLA held areas at the time of fighting in Jongle State.

Uganda move quickly, condemning the report and accused unnamed countries of being ‘enemies of Uganda’.

The report, titled “Conflict in South Sudan: A Human Rights Report”, blasted Uganda for using dangerious weapons.

Uganda has on many occasions denied that it used the forbidden bombs in South Sudan.

“They pushed south and heavy fighting occurred between them and government forces [SPLA Soldiers] supported by UPDF [Uganda People’s Defence Force]. In that period UNMISS is aware of several instances of aerial bombardments by Ugandan forces”, the report reads in part.

The government of Uganda is a staunch supporter of the South Sudanese president kiir. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni asserts that Juba invited kampla and that Ugandan soldiers will stay in South Sudan regardless of what other nations or the Internation Community say.

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