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AU Awards Medals to UPDF
18th April 2019African Union Awards Medals to UPDF Soldiers
The African Union this week awarded medals to a contingent of Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers for their outstanding role in restoring peace in Somalia. The battlegroup was part of the forces which liberated the strategic town of Sabiid Anole in Lower Shabelle from the control of Al-Shabaab earlier this month.
The troops who have concluded their one-year tour of duty with AMISOM also seized and disabled a large number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in their area of operation, safeguarded Mogadishu International Airport zone, areas neighbouring Mogadishu and major supply routes connecting the capital city and other nearby towns.