• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN C-130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN LEOPOLDVILLE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH 112 WHITE REFUGEES LIBERATED BY MERCENARIES IN THE NORTHEASTERN TOWN OF WAMBA ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

  • Description

    AN AMERICAN C-130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN LEOPOLDVILLE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH 112 WHITE REFUGEES LIBERATED BY MERCENARIES IN THE NORTHEASTERN TOWN OF WAMBA ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    THE WHITE PEOPLE WERE MAINLY GREEKS. THEY SAID THAT 28 WHITE PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED IN WAMBA BRINGING THE TOTAL KNOWN DEATH-TOLL OF WHITE PEOPLE IN REBEL-HELD AREAS UP TO 206. THEY SAID ABOUT 90 OTHERS WERE TAKEN INTO THE BUSH BY FLEEING REBELS.

    WAMBA WAS ONE OF THE LAST TOWNS IN THE NORTHEAST CONGO WHERE THERE WAS STILL KNOWN TO BE A LARGE CONCENTRATION OF WHITE PEOPLE. DUE TO REBEL RESISTANCE IN THE AREA, PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO MOVE FROM PAULIS TO WAMBA WERE ABANDONED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES.

    (YESTERDAY THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION ASKING FOREIGN STATES NOT TO INTERVENE IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE CONGO AND CALLING FOR THE URGENT WITHDRAWAL OF MERCENARIES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6LWO3W0I0REFM0RXLQZD4VU6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LWO3W0I0REFM0RXLQZD4VU6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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