Bukavo -- The President of Kivu Central Province Simon-Pierre Malago toured the battle-torn town of Bukavo as Congolese National army (ANC) troops mopped up after their clash with rebels last week.
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(3) U.S. army men seated with weapons.
(2) Congolese soldier
(5) T48 piloted by Cubans.
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(3) dead along roadside.
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(6) minister and general meet various people.
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(2) general and minister.
(2) charred papers and petrol bomb.
(6) prisoners under guard.
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Background: Bukavo -- The President of Kivu Central Province Simon-Pierre Malago toured the battle-torn town of Bukavo as Congolese National army (ANC) troops mopped up after their clash with rebels last week.
Malago was accompanied by Bukavu Army commander Col. Leonard Mulamba on his minister of interior Dieudonne Boji.
Dead still lay in the streets after last week's fighting as the Congolese troops rounded up suspected rebel supporters and spys.
Meanwhile American-supplied T-28 planes continued to fly sorties over the Kivu forests seeking rebel contingents. The planes were being flown by Cuban mercenaries. Leaflets have been drooped to natives warning them not to travel in groups larger than six because any larger concentrations would be taken for rebels an strafed.
On August 26 the Europeans began filtering back to the city despite warnings by Mulamba that the routed rebels may come back. Whites placed yellow markings on the hoods of their automobiles to identify them to patroling Congolese aircraft. Some 1200 of the white population fled before the rebel attack last week into the neighboring province of Rwanda.
Reports reaching Elizabethville in South Katanga said air missions were being flown against the North Katanga city of Albertsville on Lake Tanganyika in preparation for an all-out attack.
Government troops were reported some 45 miles west of the city on the Albertsville-Kabalo railway. There were no report from the battle area but trucks carrying wounded were seen returning to Baudouinville which was recaptured last week.