The military in Uganda says it will withdraw hundreds of troops it sent last year to help neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo combat an Islamist insurgency. The Ugandan land forces commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba said that Operation Shujaa had only been intended to last for six months and would end by next month unless an extension was agreed. The authorities in DR Congo said the terms and timeline for the Ugandan withdrawal would need to be agreed by both countries. In December, Uganda sent 1,700 soldiers to take part in the joint operation with Congolese troops against rebels known as the Allied Democratic Forces. The ADF is accused of carrying out raids and massacres in eastern DRC and bombings in Uganda.