World: Inside Kolwezi: Toll of Terror

Toll of Terror

Rebels are gone, but fear lingers on

Kolwezi was a city of the dead. Almost as swiftly as it had begun, the seven-day battle for control of the industrial heart of Zaïre's copper-rich Shaba province ended last week. Driven from the city by the hard-fighting paratroopers of France's Foreign Legion (see box), an estimated 2,000 Katangese rebels faded back into the bush, retreating toward their home bases in eastern Angola. The paratroopers took up new positions at Lubumbashi, 160 miles away, turning over their guard duty to Zaïrian troops loyal to...

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