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    DR. AGOSTINHG NETO, PRESIDENT OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANGOLA (MPLA), JOINED?

  • Description

    DR. AGOSTINHG NETO, PRESIDENT OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANGOLA (MPLA), JOINED HIS MEN ON AN ARMED PATROL DURING A RECENT VISIT TO A SECRET GUERILLA CAMP IN ANGOLA'S CABINDA PROVINCE -- SITUATED ON THE COAST BETWEEN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE AND CONGO-KINSHASA.

    DR. NETO'S VISIT TO THE CAMP WAS TO HELP ORGANISE THE STEPPING-UP OF GUERILLA ACTIVITIES AGAINST THE PORTUGUESE IN ANGOLA.

    ONLY THIS WEEK, THE ANGOLAN REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IN EXILE CLAIMED THAT DURING THE LAST THREE MONTHS AT LEAST 130 PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS HAD BEEN KILLED IN OPERATIONS IN ANGOLA, AND 57 LORRIES HAD BEEN DESTROYED. GUERILLA FORCES LOST 28 MEN IN ACTION.

    IN ATTACKS ON VITAL RAILWAY LINES EARLIER IN THE YEAR, GUERILLA FORCES DERAILED A TRAIN AND BLEW UP TRACK.

    THE GUERILLAS VISITED BY DR. NETO ARE FULL-TIME SOLDIERS, THOUGH DURING OPERATIONS THEY ARE FREQUENTLY RE-ENFORCED BY PART-TIME MILITIAMEN.

    AT THE GUERILLA BUILD-UP GATHERS MOMENTUM, THERE HAS BEEN INCREASED TENSION BETWEEN THE PORTUGUESE AUTHORITIES IN ANGOLA AND THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE ADMINISTRATION, WHICH RECENTLY ACCUSED THE PORTUGUESE OF USING COMMAND TO KIDNAP II CONGOLESE TRAVELLING IN A CIVILIAN VEHICLE.

    THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT WAS ACCUSED OF HOLDING FIVE CONGOLESE MEN IN THE VEHICLE TO NEGOTIATE AN EXCHANGE FOR THREE PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS UNDER ARREST IN THE CONGO. THE CONGOLESE HAVE STATED THAT THE PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS CAN BE EXCHANGED WITH IMPRISONED MPLA GUERILLAS BUT NOT WITH INNOCENT CIVILIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4S38LYOR67QUJXZXR2DN7TY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4S38LYOR67QUJXZXR2DN7TY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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