Uganda trains South Sudan snipers as peace continues in Khartoum
BY GODFREY FUFUCHA: NIMULE EE — The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is secretly training snipers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in Warrap State as South Sudanese rival leaders commit to peace in Khartoum, a former Ugandan spy told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) on Wednesday in Kampala.
Uganda’s former intelligence operative, James Moises, known for exposing some Uganda’s secret dealings in South Sudan’s conflict says his country is now deeply involved in a covert sniper training project in South Sudan and Uganda, claiming the project is designed to withstand any future military confrontation with rebel forces in Juba.
“There is peace being conducted in Sudan while Uganda is training at least 1300 SPLA snipers to wage a war when Riek Machar return to Juba,” James explains.
“Museveni sent his military men to Warrap State. They are now training 1000 snipers there,” he asserted.
The former Ugandan spy further claims that more than 300 South Sudan’s government soldiers are also being trained as snipers in Western Uganda district of Buliisa.
“There are at least 300 South Sudanese soldiers being trained as snipers here in Uganda. These soldiers are being trained in Buliisa district.” James said.
James has previously exposed many of Uganda’s secret operations in South Sudan. In June, James accused Museveni of working against the ongoing peace process in South Sudan, saying the Ugandan leader is a Kiir’s IGAD paid agent. James is also known for his famous article which he wrote nearly five months before the civil war broke out in December 2013.
Museveni, who has been accused by South Sudanese rebels of masterminding Machair’s detainment in South Africa, was in Sudan on Sunday during the signing ceremony of the Khartoum’s power-sharing deal.
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