US Africa Command Says Senior LRA Rebel Commander Defects

February 12, 2016 6:49 PM

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U.S. Africa Command says a senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected in Central African Republic.

The U.S. Africa Command in a statement Friday said the commander defected this week to villagers near Pangbayanga. It said he is being debriefed by the African Union Regional Task Force and U.S. forces. No further details were given.

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