THE NATIONAL UNION FOR THE TOTAL INDEPENDENCE OF ANGOLA
THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE POLITICAL COMMISSION
1999 - Year of Generalised Popular Resistance
COMMUNIQUE NO. 14/CPM/99
In the framework of its defensive operations, the Generalised Popular Resistance is making public the following most relevant actions undertaken during the last 48 hours:
1. Province of Lunda Norte:
- On 11th May the diamonds commune of Chitotolo situated 10 km southeast of N'Zagi was liberated. During the action 12 mercenaries of the Security Company " Alfa 5" were killed, 3 BMP-2 assault vehicles and 6 military trucks for transport of troops and war materials were destroyed.
- On 12th May, around 17.29 hours, an An-26 airplane of Eduardo dos Santos airforce was shot down by our forces, west of the municipality of Luzamba. All the occupants were killed.
2. Province of Bengo:
- On 12th May the municipality of Quixito-Nambuangongo was liberated. It was garrisonned by a tactical group of the 76th regiment. During the action 17 troops of Eduardo dos Santos' forces lost their lives.
3. Province of Malange:
- On 10th May an enemy garrison based at the commune of Soqueco, 16km north of Cacusso was attacked and disbanded. The enemy forces left behind 13 of their dead soldiers.
While Eduardo dos Santos maintains his logic of war, the Generalised Popular Resistance will continue the process of improving its organisation and increase its fire power.
Bailundo, 13th May 1999.
The Standing Committee.