KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Official: Top Joseph Kony Commander Captured

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Ugandan army official says Ugandan forces have captured a senior commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-Central African Republic border.

Lt. Col. Abdul Rugumayo said Sunday that Caesar Acellam was captured Saturday with two other rebel fighters.

Rugumayo said they were in a group of about 30 LRA rebels. The others escaped.

Although Acellam is not one of the LRA commanders indicted along with Kony in 2005 by the International Criminal Court, Ugandan officials say he was Kony's top military strategist.

Kony recently became the focus of international attention after the U.S. advocacy group Invisible Children made an online video seeking to make him famous.

U.S. forces are helping Ugandan troops find Kony and his top lieutenants.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 151293755 - kbtx.com/a?a=151293755