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The Cuban’s initial priority was securing Cuito Cuanavale, but while reinforcements were arriving at the besieged garrison they made preparations for a second front to the west of Cuito Cuanavale in Lubango where the SADF had been operating unhindered for 8 years.

Operation Protea Operation Daisy Retrieved December 21, Archived from the original on 14 July Retrieved 25 February Whenever it was threatened, South Africa intervened on its behalf. Esti trabayu referir a la “Defensa Militar de Cuito Cuanavale”. By Augustthe strategy had worked, leaving some South African soldiers completely surrounded for several months.

In Fidel Castro ‘s view, a South African victory would have cuanacale not only the capture of Cuito and the destruction of the best Angolan military formations, but, quite probably, the end of Angola’s existence as an independent country.


The military campaign represented a stunning humiliation for the Soviet Union, its arms and its strategy. United States Relations with South Africa: Mills, Greg; Williams, David Les Guerres Secretes de Fidel Castro. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale is commemorated in several ve in southern Africa. Journal of Modern African Studies. The Cuban intervention in Angola: High Noon in Southern Africa: Shaking Hands with Billy.

Also known as the Battle of the Lomba River, this battle cunavale place near the town of Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. Once again it bogged down in minefields.

Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

Nesos momentos los efectivos cubanos n’Angola aumentaron a Anticommunist Guerrillas in the Third World. Disengagement from Southwest Africa: Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: The siege of Cuito Cuanavale”. The new arrivals had to be acclimatised first. Seven Battles that Shaped South Africa.

Ends of British Imperialism: Battle of Omugulugwombashe High Noon in Southern Africa: Guerra de la Independencia d’Angola. Latin American Perspectives first ed.


Batalla de Cuito Cuanavale – Wikipedia

Ricardo Luis, Roger The SADF had 4 killed and 11 wounded, plus some vehicles damaged. Lusaka Accords Angola—Cuba Declaration Both sides claimed victory.

Castro boldly responded that Pretoria was “no longer in a position to request anything south of Angola.