Friday, July 29, 2016

Fighting Flares Up In Angola's Oil-Rich Cabinda Enclave

Image: BBC

Reuters: Rebels say kill nine Angolan soldiers in oil-rich Cabinda enclave

Nine Angolan soldiers were killed and 14 wounded in a flareup of fighting with rebels in the country's oil-producing Cabinda enclave, the separatist guerrilla group said on Friday.

The southern African country's government and military declined comment. The rebel Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) urged foreign workers to leave the region, saying their lives were in danger.

"The situation remains uncertain in the Belize area in Cabinda, and remains very tense because of fighting with heavy weapons that took place from July 25-28," an FLEC statement said.

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WNU Editor: It has been a long time since I did a post on this long-simmering conflict. But with the high fatalities being reported from these recent skirmishes .... the world's attention is coming back.

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