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Amid rumors some Ugandan forces have been killed or wounded in South Sudan, Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday met for a special session to discuss the legality of the deployment.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is highly influential in Juba, based in part on his decades-long support for the armed secessionist movement that eventually led to the creation in 2011 of the new state of South Sudan.


Muhumuza reported from Kampala, Uganda. Associated Press writer Edith M. Lederer at the U.N. contributed to this report.