The Congo: The Jeunesse

At last the Congolese government seemed aware that it had a problem in Kwilu province. With Army Chief General Joseph Mobutu back on duty after a month-long vacation, 700 green-bereted Congolese commandos from Katanga debarked from planes in the Kwilu capital of Kikwit, began un loading guns and ammunition. The troops had their work cut out for them: a spreading, Communist-aided tribal revolt that has turned 6,000 sq. mi.

of Congolese territory into a guerrilla war zone.

Flying Arrows. Two government detachments were fighting for their lives.

One small unit, encircled in the...

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