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Title

Renewed fighting in April

Creator United Democratic Front
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Date 1989-04-00
Resource type Articles
Language English
Keywords SECURITY FORCES
UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT
TOPIC 274-0
Coverage SOUTH AFRICA
NAMIBIA
ANGOLA
Source South African History Archives (SAHA) AL2431
Extent 4 page(s)
Description On April 1 1989, the start of the implementation of Resolution 435, clashes between Swapo guerillas and South African security forces broke out in northern Namibia . For nine days the most intense fighting in the history of the border war raged along the 300 km frontier . According to official figures, 279 Swapo combatants and 23 security force members were killed . On April 10 1989, South Africa, Angola and Cuba signed the Mount Etjo Declaration to re-establish the ceasefire and facilitate the guerillas' withdrawal to Angola through Untag assembly points.
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