1. SOUTH AFRICA-ANGOLA: SOUTH AFRICAN ATTACKS 2. (DELETED)

Created: 12/28/1983

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THE SOUTH AFRICANS SAID ON MONDAY THAT THEY HAO MOVED SOME KILOMETERS INTO ANGOLAREEMPTIVE ATTACKISPERSED SWAPO FORCE THEY CLAIM TOTALSUERRILLAS. PRETORIA SAYS THAT GUERRILLA UNITS ARE PROTECTED BY ANGOLAN AND CUBAN FORCES AND THATWAPO PERSONNEL HAO SOUGHT SHELTER AT THE GARRISON INMMj^

SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENSE CHIEF HAS PUBLICLY ASSERTED THAT,

I WHILE SOUTH AFRICA DOES NOT WANT TO ENGAGE ANGOLAN OR CUBAN TROOPS.

I IT WOULDO IF THE ANGOLANS CONTINUE TO PROTECT SWAPO OR

INTERFERE IN SOUTH AFRICAN OPERATIONS AGAINST SWAPO. THE ANGOLANS j NTERVENE LAST WEEKAR CA IUNOO. Jljjfc

ANNOUNCED ON MONOAY THAT THE SOUTH AFRICANS HAD CAPTURED

. THE TOWN OF KASSINGA AND HAD LAUNCHED COMBINED AIR AND GROUND ( OPERATIONS AGAINST CAHAMA. CUVELAI, AND CAIUNDO. ANGOLA CLAIMS TO I HAVE SHOT DOWN FOUR SOUTH AFRICAN AIRCRAFT. PRETORIA DENIES LOSING

ANY AIRCRAFT, BUT IT CONFIRMS THATISSILES WERE FIRED AT ITS

PLANES DURING OPERATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND .

'THE AIR OEFENSE SITES AT CAHAMA ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ANGOLAN TARGET PROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE. PRETORIA'S CHOICE OF TARGETS MAY HAVE BEEN INTENOED TO PUNISH ANGOLA FOR SHELTERING SMAPO INSURGENTS WHILE REDUCING THE RISK np DIRECT CLASHES WITH ANGOLAN AND CUBAN FORCES./m

//SOUTH AFRICA'S USE OF ARTILLERY MORE THANILOMETERS INSIDE ANGOLA. HOWEVER, IGNIFICANT DEPARTURE FROM PAST PRACTICE. IT MAYURTHER INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF THE FIGHTING IN SOUTHERN

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