Lord’s Resistance Army

From: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2001/html/10252.htm#hum (http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2001/html/10252.htm#hum)
Alias

LRA

Description

Founded in 1989 as the successor to the Holy Spirit Movement, the LRA seeks to overthrow the incumbent Ugandan Government and replace it with a regime that will implement the group’s brand of Christianity.

Activities

The LRA frequently kills and kidnaps local Ugandan civilians in order to discourage foreign investment and precipitate a crisis in Uganda.

Strength

Estimated 2,000.

Location/Area of Operation

Sudan, Uganda, Northern Uganda and southern Sudan

External Aid

The LRA has been supported by the Government of Sudan.