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Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

After the Cubans had helped the MPLA gain power in they considered it necessary to stay in the country until conditions stabilized.

According to Cuitk leader Fidel Castrothe presence of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces in Angola was in accordance with an “internationalist mission” to combat colonialism and “defend [Angolan] independence”.

In August FAPLA’s 16th, 21st both light infantry47th armoured and 59th mechanized brigades, about 6, men and 80 tanks plus artillery and support vehicles, departed from Cuito Cuanavale to cross the Lomba River. They then withdrew from Namibia, which became free.

The Road to Cuito Cuanavale: Fresh cuoto and equipment were brought in, designated 82 Mechanised brigade, and yet another attempt was made on 23 March to drive the FAPLA back across the bridge.


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United States Institute of Peace Press. See also Benemeliscap. Both 21st brigade and 59th brigade were forced to withdraw. Operation Alpha Centauri Tafelberg NB Cuanavalr published 15 May Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from January Coordinates on Wikidata All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from September CS1 French-language sources fr.

These tensions were to have repercussions both during the war where Castro’s interference with defence plans may have cost the Cubans dozens of lives [59] and in the aftermath of Angolan hostilities a year later when Ochoa was arrested, tried and executed by firing squad after being found guilty of treason.

Despite the ideological divide that separates Havana and Washington, their records tell a remarkably similar story. Disengagement from Southwest Africa: After weeks of preliminary skirmishes, the two armies met at the Lomba River on September 6.

FAPLA had 10 tanks destroyed and 3 captured, various artillery pieces destroyed or captured, and 75 men killed. Famous battle in Angolalargely hidden from people in the US. For 13 years untilthree armed groups fought for Angola ‘s independence cuanaval Portugal: Las Guerras Secretas de Fidel Castro.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale – Wikipedia

Cock, Jacklyn; Nathan, Laurie Retrieved from ” https: Once again it bogged down in minefields. Again 16th brigade escaped annihilation by crossing the river, but this time they lost 14 tanks and men.


I have, however, been able to study files from the closed Cuban archives as well as many US documents. This was linked to the attempt to secure independence for Namibia. After the Carnation Revolution of April in Portugal, the new revolutionary government of Portugal let go of Portugal’s African overseas possessions, including Batalua.

They did not reach Cuito Cuanavale in time to take part in the first engagement. The 16th brigade was mauled, and withdrew in disarray back across the river.


Shaking Hands with Billy: Journal of Modern African Studies. The War for Namibia.

Air strikes and artillery were used, cuanvaale tanks went into battle alongside the armoured vehicles. 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. A Certain Curve of Horn: