Civilian Killings by the Lords Resistance Army rebels led by Joseph Kony have reduced according the a report by U.S.-based Invisible Children.
According to a tracking project by the non profit organization,killings of civilians fell dramatically after Kony and his commanders gathered in the Central African Republic more than a year ago.
The report says Kony’s militia is leaving fewer deaths in its path, according to a new analysis. The LRA killed 51 civilians last year – a steep drop from the 154 people slain the year earlier and 706 killed in 2010,
The report also reveals how the LRA rebels have continued to operate.
“Kony has held onto control of the widely scattered group through radios and satellite phones and has reportedly promoted younger commanders more loyal to him to cement his control.” the report found
Defectors and escapees claim the militia profits from the illegal ivory trade, bolstering its spoils from looting villages and farms, and allege it has been aided by the Sudanese military.