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Angola / Fighting / British Mercenaries #42092

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1976
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(Studio) West forces lose capital, Huambo, to Soviet-backed Cubans. UNITA spokesperson says troops to use more guerrilla tactics. Rptd. 14 British mercenaries executed for refusing to fight. Premier Harold Wilson tells Parliament that report probably true.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, England) Film shows mercenaries leaving for Angola. Mercenary recruitment noted for bad organization Mercenary leader and ex-paratrooper, John Banks, alleges CIA gave money to security organization he worked for until he discovered some of its funds went astray. [BANKS - says "Colonel Callan" capable of ordering executions, though he's brilliant soldier.] Banks says he saw new American arms in north Angola and Zaire and Americans training Africans to fight with FNLA. [BANKS - tells of seeing Americans training soldiers in Zaire.] American embassy representative named by mercenaries denies link with CIA.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Reasoner, Harry

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