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Front for the Liberation of Cabinda claims death of four Angolan Armed Forces soldiers

The Front for the Liberation of the State of Cabinda - Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC) claimed on Saturday the death of four soldiers of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in the region of Buco-Zau, Cabinda.


In a statement, the armed wing of the independence movement in Cabinda indicates that the four soldiers were killed early on Saturday morning when an FAA patrol came across a group of FLEC-FAC fighters in the area of ​​Micuma, in the Buco-Zau region.

"FLEC/FAC collected the bodies of the four dead FAA soldiers, as well as recovered four AK-47 assault weapons," the statement said.

FLEC/FAC reiterates that "Cabinda is a territory at war" and that the disinformation campaigns of the authorities linked to Luanda "endanger the lives of foreigners in the territory".

"The Head of the Military House of the President of the Republic of Angola must report the truth to the international community about the security situation in the Portuguese Protectorate of Cabinda", says FLEC/FAC, which demands that gold mining companies operating in the region of Buco-Zau, in the Mongo Mbucuco area, "stop their illegal activities immediately".

According to FLEC/FAC, the presence of these companies in Cabinda "is contrary to the prohibition of all exploitation in the Maiombe forest", especially since "the circulation of any motor vehicle in the Maiombe forest is strictly prohibited".

The organization warns that "any presence of tractors and trucks, in the present and in the future, illegally authorized by Angolans, will be severely sanctioned".

It warns by the way that all vehicles that are escorted by Angolan troops will be a military target for FLEC/FAC forces.

"We cannot guarantee the safety of those who exploit our riches. Cabinda is a war zone although we do not have media coverage", concludes FAC Lieutenant General Ricardo Danda wa Danda.

FLEC has been fighting for several years for the independence of the territory, from which a large part of the country's oil comes, 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.

The Government normally refuses to recognize the existence of soldiers killed as a result of guerrilla actions by the independentists, or any situation of instability in that northern province of Angola, always underlining the unity of the territory.


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