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The Ugandan People's Defence Forces (UPDF) on Tuesday claimed to have rescued more than 6,000 children to date from enforced fighting and slavery with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The army's 4th Division spokesman, Captain Khelil Magara, was quoted by the independent 'Monitor' newspaper as saying that the children had been rescued while fighting against the UPDF, and that a child protection unit had been formed in the 4th division to help those rescued.