• Short Summary

    U.N.FORCES IN KATANGA HAVE BEEN DELAYED IN THEIR MOVE ON KOLWEZI, THE LAST REMAINING STRONGHOLD?

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    U.N.FORCES IN KATANGA HAVE BEEN DELAYED IN THEIR MOVE ON KOLWEZI, THE LAST REMAINING STRONGHOLD OF PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S FORCES.BUT ONCE THE ADVANCE PARTIES HAVE GOT OVER THE HURDLES OF BLOWN UP BRIDGES, AND ROADS BLOCKED BY MINES AND TREES, THEY'RE EXPECTED TO OCCUPY KOLWEZI BY MONDAY.

    INSPECTING THE DELAYING TACTICS OF THE KATANGA MERCENARIES IS INDIAN GENERAL PREM CHAND, CHIEF OF THE UN KATANGA OPERATION.AFTER FLYING OVER THE JADOTVILLE-KOLWEZI HIGHWAY, HE SPOKE TO HIS MEN IN THE FIELD AND INSPECTED CAPTURED WEAPONS AND A BATCH OF LIGHT ROCKETS LEFT BEHIND BY THE MERCENARIES.

    U.N.JEEPS ARE HAVING TO SIDE TRACK A BLOWN UP BRIDGE AFTER THE DIKULWI RIVER CROSSING AND GO OVER ROUGH TERRAIN TO REJOIN THE ROAD MILES AWAY.JUST BEFORE THE HALFWAY MARK TO THE UN'S GOAL IS ANOTHER DESTROYED BRIDGE AND THIS MEANS ANOTHER DIVERSION IN ROUGH COUNTRY FOR THE ADVANCE PARTIES.

    ARRANGEMENTS ARE NOW BEING MADE IN CONCILIATORY TALKS BY PRESIDENT TSHOMBE FOR THE ENTRY OF THE UN INTO KOLWEZI.IT'S THERE THAT ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF KATANGA'S COPPER IS MINED.HE NOW SAYS HIS PLANS FOR BLOWING UP THE INSTALLATIONS THERE ARE "SUSPENDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1J0DZQFSE8GFP9Y7IAVC8ED4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J0DZQFSE8GFP9Y7IAVC8ED4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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