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The Cuban Intervention in Cito, — The SADF units received fresh troops and equipment, but the units were reduced to about 2, men and 24 tanks for the rest of the operation. Again 16th brigade escaped annihilation by crossing the river, but this time they lost 14 tanks and men. UNITA infantry also participated.

Jacana Media Pty Ltd. The SADF had 4 killed and 11 wounded, plus some vehicles damaged.

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Larry Ford met with scientists from South Africa’s Project Coast in the s to discuss chemical and biological warfare, Wouter Basson, who headed the project, told the TV programme.

He also passed a bag filled with cholera, typhoid, botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague to a South African military doctor during a gatalha at the house of the South African trade attache in California, former FBI informant Peter Fitzpatrick told “60 Minutes”. A final attack on 25 November bogged down in heavy bush, and was eventually abandoned. Lessons from South Africa. During this phase the SADF units were supported by heavy artillery and air strikes.


The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale is commemorated in several countries in southern Africa.

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From the earliest years ofthe revolution, Cuba has sent thousands of doctors, teachers, and other personnel on humanitarian assignments to various countries see, e. Following the battles the South Africans recognised that further confrontation with the Cubans would unnecessarily escalate the conflict and with all risks considered then retired the combat groups still operating in Angola back to Namibia.

After the Cubans had helped the MPLA gain power in they considered it necessary to stay in the country until conditions stabilized. Radu, Michael; Arnold, Anthony Retrieved 8 April Major-General Ryabchenko would command the Angolan forces in the battle. A peace accordmediated by Chester Crockerwas finally signed on 22 December in New York, leading to the withdrawal of all foreign belligerents and to the independence of Namibia.

Making Peace in a Rough Neighborhood. Cuiti page was last edited on 21 Decemberat On the other side, the Cubans were shocked at the heavy casualties suffered and placed their forces on maximum alert awaiting a revenge attack from the Cuaanvale Africans, which never came. The next attack was only on 14 February, against the positions of 21st brigade that UNITA had lost, and the neighbouring positions of the 59th brigade.

A Certain Curve of Horn: Air strikes and artillery were used, and tanks went into battle alongside the armoured vehicles. Shaking Hands with Billy: Disengagement from Southwest Africa: In the midOs, for example, Cuba had three times as many doctors as the World Health Organization serving abroad and providing free medical treatment Castro, Pedro Perez-Sarduy’s poem Cumbite: The Road to Cuito Cuanavale: Xuito SADF lost 4 killed and 10 wounded, plus several vehicles damaged. The 20th anniversary in was especially celebrated in Namibia.


Castro boldly responded that Pretoria was “no longer in a position to request anything south batlaha Angola. Fighting between the three rebel factions started soon after the transitional government took office on 31 Januarywith each movement gaining control of their traditional areas of influence by mid Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission 29 October The military campaign represented a stunning humiliation for the Soviet Union, its arms and its strategy. They did not reach Cuito Cuanavale in time to take part in the first engagement.

The Prospects for Peace in Angola and Namibia. Operation Alpha Centauri Category Battles and operations.

A Military History of South Africa: South West African People’s Organisation. Instead of attacking inside Namibia, however, the Cuban forces moved east along the border to cut off the South Africans still ed near Cuito Cuanavale.