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Official: Top Kony commander captured

- Associated Press - Sunday, May 13, 2012

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — 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, Ugandan army official said Sunday.

Kony lieutenant Caesar Acellam was captured Saturday with two other rebel fighters, Lt. Col. Abdul Rugumayo said.

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

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

Mr. 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 Mr. Kony and his top lieutenants.

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