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Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi said he hopes for American help to fend off the strongest offensive yet by Angolan government forces. Savimbi, head of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), spoke to reporters flown into Jamba, his base in southeastern Angola. He said the Angolan army, with Cuban and Soviet help, has pushed to within 120 miles of Jamba. A decade ago, covert U.S. aid to the losing anti-Marxists in Angola’s civil war prompted a congressional ban on such aid, a ban repealed effective Oct. 1.


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