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Diplomatic and military attempts to defeat the LRA were ongoing between 1991-1994. The first government response occurred in 1991 when the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) mounted a four-month military offensive called “Operation North.” Simultaneously, Uganda’s state minister at the time, Betty Bigombe, started providing arms to local civilian defense groups. Many of the military actions against the LRA resulted in the group retaliating against civilians. The first attempts at peace talks occurred in 1994, but fell apart when Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni reneged on those negotiations and the violence continued.   

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1991 to 1994
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