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The SADF had 5 men killed and 19 more wounded, with 2 armoured vehicles destroyed and one tank damaged.

Slaget ved Cuito Cuanavale – Wikipedia

General Arnaldo Ochoaa veteran of the Angola campaign and of tank battles in Ethiopia, was made overall commander of the forces on the government side. A Modern Military History, — Chester Crockerwho was the U.

There was never an attempt made to capture the town of Cuito Cuanavale, and the SADF had orders to avoid the town unless it fell into their hands without a fight. Retrieved 25 February The Road to Cuito Cuanavale: Major-General Ryabchenko would command the Angolan forces in the battle. The Cuito airstrip was kept in repair, but since it was under constant observation by the SADF artillery and air force it could not be safely used by fixed wing aircraft.


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Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated. Ends of British Imperialism: Eventually Cuban troop strength in Angola increased to about 55, with 40, deployed in the south.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale – Wikipedia

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For 13 years untilthree armed groups fought for Angola ‘s independence from Portugal: The SADF suffered 6 casualties and 19 wounded, plus 4 armoured vehicles. The airstrip at Cuito Cuanavale was extensively bombarded, causing the Cubans to withdraw their aircraft to Menongue and to abandon the Cuanavale airstrip. A Military History of Africa.

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Also known as the Battle of the Lomba River, this battle took place near the town of Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. The SADF lost 17 killed and 41 wounded, plus 5 armoured vehicles.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

The SADF objective was defined as being to destroy the enemy east of the river or at least to drive them back across the river, inflicting maximum casualties but suffering minimum losses of their own. FAPLA had 10 tanks destroyed and 3 captured, various artillery pieces destroyed or captured, and 75 men killed. Jacana Media Pty Ltd. Journal of Modern African Studies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The battle ended after half a day, when the SADF vehicles ran low on ammunition and broke off the attack. Luanda – The ruling MPLA party recommended the country’s Executive to join the financial assistance programme of so International Monetary Fund IMF and appealed for rigour in the implementation of the drafted measures.