The Congo: Trouble for the Mercenaries; Help for the Rebels

For more than a month, the main target of the Congo's two mercenary rescue columns had been the town of Wamba, where rebel Simbas were known to be holding some 250 white hostages. Last week the mercenaries finally made it to Wamba, and what they found confirmed their worst fears. Though 121 whites were still alive, another 28 had been brutally massacred. Most of the dead were Belgians — including Monsignor Joseph-Pierre Albert Wittebols, Bishop of Wamba. Most of the survivors were Greeks — who had paid for their lives with...

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