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The SADF lost 17 killed and 41 wounded, plus 5 armoured vehicles. The siege of Cuito Cuanavale”.

Again 16th brigade escaped annihilation by crossing the river, but this time they lost 14 tanks and men. After the battles all sides resumed negotiations. United States Institute of Peace Press. These very friends today want us to denounce and isolate Cuba.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale – Wikipedia

On 15 November, the Angolan government requested urgent military assistance from Cuba. They were counter-attacked by Cuban tanks. On 13 January the SADF attacked the 21st brigade, starting with air strikes and artillery bombardments. During this phase the SADF units were supported by heavy artillery and air strikes. Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: The SADF subscribed to the formula that the war was 80 per cent political and 20 per cent military.

Cuito Cuanavale, he asserted, “was the cunaavale point for the liberation of our continent — and of my people — from the scourge of apartheid”. There they laid siege to what became known as the Stalingrad of Angola, from December to March Las Guerras Secretas de Fidel Castro.


Bole-Richard, Michel 23 January Radu, Michael; Arnold, Anthony University of California Press. Making Peace in a Rough Neighborhood.

Slaget ved Cuito Cuanavale

The objective was to inflict a crushing blow to the FAPLA, so that they would not consider another offensive in the following year. The Soviets dismissed the advice of the Cubans, as in the campaigns before, who warned that the operation would create another opportunity for a South African intervention.

In the following days the Cubans stepped up their air attacks against South African positions. After weeks of preliminary skirmishes, the two armies met at the Lomba River on September 6. The SADF also captured a highly sophisticated SA-8 anti-aircraft missile system — the first time the weapon had fallen into western hands.

Archived from the original PDF cuwnavale January Know about our Commercial Contact. 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.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

Once again it bogged down in minefields. The last South African soldiers left Angola on August 30, before the negotiators had even begun to discuss the timetable of the Cuban withdrawal from Angola.

Luanda – The ruling MPLA party recommended the country’s Executive to join the financial assistance programme of the International Monetary Fund IMF and appealed for rigour in the implementation of the baralha measures. Yesterday these friends referred to our leaders and our combatants as terrorists and hounded us from their countries while supporting apartheid The Minister informed that Cuito Cuanavale is part of an integrated corridor, with special attention to the rehabilitation of the special ravine program at the airport.

High Noon in Southern Africa: The Cuban intervention in Angola: The terrain was ideally suited to defence, and they laid extensive minefields. Menongue – The president of the major opposition UNITA party Isaias Samakuva defended Monday in Menongue, south-east Cuando Cubango province, the need for the country to cyanavale a new course in order to boost its sustainable development, without differences.


The SADF suffered 6 casualties and 19 wounded, plus 4 armoured vehicles. Retrieved 8 April 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 South Africans, which never came.

Historical Dictionary of Angola 2nd ed.

The SADF lost 4 killed and 10 wounded, plus several vehicles damaged. Both 21st brigade and 59th brigade were forced to withdraw. Before and during the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, US-brokered peace negotiations were in progress to remove all foreign belligerents from Angola. On 17 November they were engaged again, and suffered casualties, along with 9 tanks destroyed and about other vehicles. Mills, Greg; Williams, David But Nelson Mandela could not disagree more: Soviet Soldiers’ Accounts of the Angolan War.

Eventually Cuban troop strength in Angola increased to about 55, with 40, deployed in the south. 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, Seven Battles that Shaped South Africa.

Le Monde in French. The SADF had 5 men killed and 19 more wounded, with 2 armoured vehicles destroyed and one tank damaged. By Augustthe strategy had worked, leaving some — South African soldiers completely surrounded for several months”.