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Senate pushes measure condemning Kony


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A bipartisan group of 34 senators has introduced a resolution condemning a ruthless guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities in Africa and its leader, Joseph Kony.

The measure backs the effort of African nations to end the threat of the Lord's Resistance Army.

In October, President Barack Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to central Africa. Most of the troops were Army Special Forces. The troops were sent as advisers to regional forces.

Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped thousands of children. The group forces them to become sex slaves, fight as soldiers and kill family members. This has been a 26-year campaign of terror.

A widely-seen video by the advocacy group Invisible Children has raised awareness about Kony worldwide.

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