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FLEC claims death of 13 soldiers in clashes in Cabinda province

The Cabinda State Liberation Front (FLEC) claimed the death of 13 soldiers from the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), in clashes in that enclave, which also killed two of their soldiers.


In a so-called "war statement", made public this Monday, FLEC says the clashes took place on Saturday morning, June 6, in the villages of Macama-Nzila and Ndongo Buba, a border area between Cabinda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to FLEC, the clashes with "heavy weapons" resulted from a vast offensive launched by the FAA against the position of the Cabinda Armed Forces (FAC) and extended to other border villages, 30 kilometers from Cabinda, until 9:00 am on Sunday.

"The aim of the Angolan operation was to capture a senior FAC officer, unfortunately they fell into special units of the FLEC / FAC commands", the statement said.

The document notes the "death in combat of two FAC commands, namely an operational commander and his bodyguard, of 13 FAA soldiers, who also registered 11 wounded".

Following the fighting, FLEC said, the Cabindan Armed Forces recovered "several weapons of war and medicines abandoned by Angolan soldiers in the Maiombe forest".

According to the same information, intense fighting was also carried out on the border with Massabi, at around 5 pm, and soldiers reportedly raided the territory of the Republic of Congo and killed five people.

In the statement, FLEC says that Cabinda "is a territory illegally invaded by Angola and the local population is under terrible oppression by the Angolan Government".

"Cabindeses are refugees in their own territory and want a solution negotiated through the voice of dialogue", it is observed in the document, signed by General António do Rosário Luciano, spokesman for the General Staff of the FAC.

FLEC, through its "armed wing", the FAC, fights for independence in the territory, claiming that the enclave was a Portuguese protectorate, as established in the Treaty of Simulambuco, signed in 1885, and not an integral part of the Angolan territory.

Created in 1963, the independent organization split and multiplied into different, ephemeral factions, with FLEC / FAC remaining the only movement that claims to maintain "armed resistance" against the Luanda administration.


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