character of fighting that broke out in luanda
late lost veekew dimension to theconflicthe twoangolan liberation groups.
populareliberateto drive roberto's national frontcity, and largely succeeded in doingleast for the present.
i. previous clashes had beenby widely scattsrad street fighting, but lest week the popular kovenasnt went after
the front's key buildings.
national front cannot tolerate its ex-
pulsion jtrotn the capital. it. regained norne ground in the city yesterday, end is rushing ra-inforccr_er.tr, froa zaire.
Im the front regained the territory around its headquarters. the odds are against ititspif in forca in tho city, however.
uffmd fohrilusi oatioec nn
The National "ront's nilitory position has been
seriously weakened since the sharp clu3hea of late*
May and early.
A. The Popular Movement, by placing itself between the Front's stronghold in northern Angola and Luanda, had made it extremely difficult for the Front to transport military supplies to its forces in the capital.,
B - Portuguese forces' in Luanda still refuse to take firm action to stop the fighting. This, in" feet, gives the Popularree hand.
The three liberation groups in the transitional
err-ent recently approved en interim constitution
vhich reaffirms theirto hold national
elections before the end of October.
A. They ar3 not likely to meet that deadline,
hc--everarticularly if the clashes between the Froril and theove:cent continue.