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Ugandan troops maintain they are closing in on warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army thanks to the help of defectors from the paramilitary group. (associated press photographs)

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The U.N. is seeking to bring to justice Joseph Kony in the rapes and deaths of thousands, many of them civilians.

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

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The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwamba in southern Sudan. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, Pool, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Adventurer Robert Young Pelton, whose crowd-funding scheme has already drawn criticism from a pair of Africa experts, is the latest to join a line of private individuals and aid groups who are trying to corner Joseph Kony and the members of his Lord's Resistance Army. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File, Pool)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Adventurer Robert Young Pelton, whose crowd-funding scheme has already drawn criticism from a pair of Africa experts, is the latest to join a line of private individuals and aid groups who are trying to corner Joseph Kony and the members of his Lord's Resistance Army. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File, Pool)

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Joseph Kony heads the Lord's Resistance Army, a group which originated in northern Uganda and is notorious for massacring civilians and using child soldiers. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, meets July 31, 2006, with a delegation of 160 officials and lawmakers from northern Uganda and representatives of non-governmental organizations in Congo near the Sudan border. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Roughly one year after 100 U.S. special forces troops arrived in four Central Africa nations to advise African soldiers in their pursuit, Kony is still on the run and his exact whereabouts unknown. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File-Pool)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony answers journalists' questions following a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland at Ri-Kwangba in southern Sudan. Roughly one year after 100 U.S. special forces troops arrived in four Central Africa nations to advise African soldiers in their pursuit, Kony is still on the run and his exact whereabouts unknown. (AP Photo/Stuart Price, File-Pool)

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**FILE** Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building in Obo, Central African Republic, used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces, where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building in Obo, Central African Republic, used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces, where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). (Associated Press)

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U.S. Special Forces have paired with local troops and Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic to help find fugitive Joseph Kony, whose Lord's Resistance Army has been raping, pillaging and plundering villages across the region. (Associated Press)