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South African Army says Namibia rebel HQ blitzed

The South African Army says it wiped out the central military headquarters of the South-West Africa People's Organization in a fresh attack deep inside Angola. SWAPO is a black guerrilla group fighting South African rule in Namibia (South-West Africa).

The November raid on black nationalist guerrillas was believed to be South Africa's deepest penetration across the border with Namibia since the Angolan civil war in 1975.

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The South African Defense Force said it used paratroopers and jet fighters to demolish the headquarters of the Angola-based SWAPO guerrillas, who have been fighting a bush war against South African rule in Namibia for 15 years.