The cruelty of the LRA also lies in the fact that abducted children are conscripted into the army - five-year-olds are forced to fight and trained to kill.

An excerpt from the article 32 facts about Uganda

Many mediation efforts have been made, including: by the Pope, but they were ignored by Kony. The organization "Invisible Children Inc." has launched a campaign to remove Joseph Kony from power and release child soldiers.

LRA forces may number up to 3000 soldiers, including about 1500 women and children. Most of the soldiers are children.