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Abducted Ugandan children return home
www.chinaview.cn 2004-08-05 14:48:53

    KAMPALA, Aug. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- A total of 77 Ugandan children abducted by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and some former LRA rebels have returned to Gulu town, northern Uganda, from Sudan's southern town Juba, reported The New Vision newspaper on Thursday.

    The abductees were rescued by the Uganda People's Defense Forces in recently battles in southern Sudan.

    The returnees include LRA leader Joseph Kony's four wives and 13 children who were captured on July 28.

    Representatives from the United Nations Development Program, International Organization for Migration, United Nations Children's Fund and non-governmental organizations welcomed the group back home.

    The abducted children were sent to two charities, the World Vision and the Gulu Support the Children Organization.

    Over 20,000 children have been abducted by the LRA rebels in their 18-year-long rebellion in northern Uganda. Enditem

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