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    M. AMILCAR CABRAL, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN PARTY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF GUINEA AND CAPE?

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    M. AMILCAR CABRAL, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN PARTY FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF GUINEA AND CAPE VERDE ISLANDS (PAIGC), TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL, ON TUESDAY THAT PAIGC FORCES HAD "LIBERATED" TWO-THIRDS OF PORTUGUESE GUINEA AND HAD SEIZED 19 FORTIFIED CAMPS. THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, WHO CLAIMED OTHER LARGE VICTORIES FOR HIS FORCES, ALSO SHOWED TWO FILMS OF "FREEDOM FIGHTERS" IN ACTION, AND DISPLAYED TO JOURNALISTS INJURED PEOPLE HE CLAIMED WERE CIVILIANS INJURED IN PORTUGUESE BOMBING RAIDS.

    IN THE PAST FIVE MONTHS, CLAIMED M.CABRAL, PAIGC FORCES AND KILLED 322 PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS, DESTROYED 18 VEHICLES AND SUNK SIX BOATS IN 64 AMBUSHES AND 170 ATTACKS ON CAMPS. HE ALSO CLAIMED THAT ONE PORTUGUESE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN SHOT DOWN, THREE MORE DAMAGED, AND THREE HELICOPTERS DESTROYED.

    THE FILMS SHOWN TO NEWSMEN WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN MADE ONE BY A CUBAN AND ONE BY A BRITISH TELEVISION COMPANY.

    MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE CINEMA CLUB IN DAKAR FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WALKED WITH THE AID OF CRUTCHES. M. CABRAL SAID THEY HAD BEEN INJURED WHEN PORTUGUESE AIRCRAFT BOMBED THEIR HOMES IN "LIBERATED" VILLAGES, USING NAPALM AND WHITE PHOSPHORUS BOMBS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EN5GMCUCKOCSY21GDJ4ROMA3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EN5GMCUCKOCSY21GDJ4ROMA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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