THE NATIONAL UNION FOR THE TOTAL INDEPENDENCE OF ANGOLA
STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE POLITICAL COMMISSION
1999 - Year of Generalised Popular Resistance
COMMUNIQUE NO. 28/CPM/99
During the defensive operations against the aggression perpetrated by Eduardo dos Santos against the people of Angola, the Generalised Popular Resistance carried out the following most relevant military actions:
1. Province of Lunda Norte:
According to what was said in our Communiqué No. 27/CPM/99, of July 1st, 1999, during the shooting down of the MPLA AN-12 military plane on June 30th, 1999, the following Russian nationals were taken prisoners:
- Toudov Alexandre - on board commander
- Gmyziney Italia - radio operator
- Iatseko Maxim - co-pilot
- Kashine Vladmir - on-board engineer
Mr. Trogo Vpos Alexei, the plane navigator, died of burns suffered during the plane crash.
2. Province of Malange:
On June 30th, the Generalised Popular Resistance forces stormed the enemy security unit located 18 km north of Cacusso. 8 enemy soldiers lost their lives in the action.
3. Province of Uige:
On June 29th, an enemy tucano airplane bombarded the municipality of Damba, 99km north of the city of Uige, killing 15 civilians and wounding 21 defenceless women and children, as well as the destruction of their homes.
On July 1st, the Generalised Popular Resistance forces destroyed 2 enemy trucks carrying troops and war material on Songo/Uige road. 16 enemy soldiers were killed.
4. Province of Bié
On July 1st, the MPLA 10th grouping which attempted to re-occupy the city of Katabola was repelled, leaving behind 28 of their dead soldiers and 2 x BMP-2 assault vehicles destroyed. 3 x BMP-2 assault vehicles and large quantities of lethal war material were captured.
Bailundo, July 2nd, 1999.
The Standing Committee.