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Angola Civil War
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From left to right: MPLA T-62s burning, the mechanized battle at Jamba, Jonas Savimbi with his command Buffel, and UNITA troops advance.
Conflict:

Angolan Civil War

Date:

November 11th, 1975 – April 4th, 2002

Place:

Angola

Outcome:

MPLA strategic victory

  • Withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola in 1989
  • Dissolution of UNITA and FNLA armies
  • Transition towards a multiparty state
Combatants

Marxist Forces:

Flag of MPLA MPLA
Flag of Cuba Cuba

(Supported by:)

Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union

Anti-MPLA Forces:

Flag of UNITA UNITA
ApartheidFlag South Africa

(Supported by:)

Flag of the United States United States
Flag of the People's Republic of China People's Republic of China

Commanders

Flag of MPLA Agostinho Neto
Flag of Cuba Fidel Castro

Flag of UNITA Jonas Savimbi
ApartheidFlag Constand Viljoen
Flag of the United States Alex Mason
Flag of the United States Jason Hudson

Strength

MPLA: 60,000+
Cuba: 35,000
Soviet Union: 1,200
North Korea/others: ~3,000

UNITA: 65,000
South Africa: 30,000
FNLA: ~5,000

Casualties

Flag of MPLA MPLA
5,000+ dead, wounded, missing
Flag of Cuba Cuba
15,000 dead, wounded, missing
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union
54 dead

Total dead: 10,000+
Total wounded: Unknown

Flag of UNITA UNITA
Unknown
ApartheidFlag South Africa
2,500 dead

Total dead: 5,000+
Total wounded: Unknown


The Angolan Civil War was a military conflict in Southern Africa that lasted from 1975 - 2002. It is the featured in the first campaign mission, "Pyrrhic Victory," for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, where Alex Mason and Jason Hudson, with the aid of Jonas Savimbi, must rescue Frank Woods and capture Raul Menendez.

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