• Short Summary

    Retaliation attacks form Mozambique have bene carried out in Rhodesian this week, following the weekend raid across the border by Rhodesian troops, when more than 300 black guerrillas were reported killed.

  • Description

    Retaliation attacks form Mozambique have bene carried out in Rhodesian this week, following the weekend raid across the border by Rhodesian troops, when more than 300 black guerrillas were reported killed. About 30 mortar bombs fired from Mozambique hit the Rhodesian border town of Umtali on Wednesday (11 August). There are no reports of any casualties.

    SYNOPSIS: This film was hot earlier this year on the border between the two countries.

    Then the Rhodesian government had already stepped up search-and-destroy operations in the area. The 800 mile long border is where the main flash points of the war have been and the area is dense bush that's ideal for guerrilla fighting.

    Reports after Sunday's raid say the base camp attacked was used for launching assaults on Rhodesia and that 30 of Mozambique's Frelimo soldiers and 10 civilians were also killed. A government statement said the raid was in retaliation for "unprovoked aggression" by the neighbouring African state. That apparently refers to a mortar bomb attack on a Rhodesian army base on Sunday when four white soldiers died.

    Meanwhile, security forces are confident of winning the war. A Rhodesian officer talked to David Halton of CBC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60VQ9DSKIRMB8HKQPM1XMV6E2
    Media URN:
    VLVA60VQ9DSKIRMB8HKQPM1XMV6E2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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