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Surrendered LRA officer says he didn't want to die in bush

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 Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen says he surrendered to stand trial for war crimes because he did not want to "die in the bush."

   Ongwen, a top leader of Joseph Kony's notorious LRA, was taken into custody in early January. He was one of five LRA commanders indicted by the International Criminal Court and now only Kony remains at large. The three others have died.

   In his first words since his surrender, Ongwen explained why he turned himself in to the ICC.

   Ongwen said he "decided to follow the right path and listen to the calling of the ICC." Ongwen spoke in the Acholi language, on a video taken by the Ugandan army who held him before he was turned over the ICC.

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