Update: ADF Commander Baghdad Put Out Of Action During Operation Shujaa

Update: ADF Commander Baghdad Put Out Of Action During Operation Shujaa

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: A notorious commander of the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group known as ‘Baghdad’ was killed on Thursday, 4 April, 2024 in an operation by the joint Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the ongoing Operation code-named ‘Shujaa’. 

This has been confirmed by UPDF Mountain Division/ Operation Shujaa Public Information Officer, Major Bilal Katamba noting that UPDF’s mobile squad under the 3 Mountain Battalion operating together with FARDC troops killed ‘Baghdad’ in the areas of Ambusire, Northwest of Tingwe, 16.5 km from Elengeti Town in Ituri province.

According to Major Katamba, the notorious ADF commander was born in Kyazanga, greater Masaka, in Southwestern Uganda.


He also noted that during the operation, one sub-machine gun with two magazines, 31 rounds of ammunition, one grenade and one military radio (walkie-talkie) were recovered.

The joint forces continue to hunt and mount pressure on the remnants of the ADF that split into small groups to evade the UPDF/FARDC’s consistent and constant attacks.


Having been flushed out of Mwalika Valley in North Kivu in the last half of 2023, a reasonable number of the ADF remnants moved Northwest of Beni-Kamanda road in the general areas of Mambasa.

In November 2021, Uganda and the DR Congo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a joint military operation code-named “Operation Shujaa” against the ADF in Eastern DR Congo following escalated attacks by the rebels in both countries in 2021.

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