1978 Battle of Kolwezi

The Battle of Kolwezi (also Operation Bonite or Operation Leopard) was an airborne operation conducted in May 1978 in then Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo now), Central Africa. Its mission was to rescue over 2,000 European hostages held in the town of Kolwezi, an important mining center in the Katanga Province of southern Zaire. … Continue reading 1978 Battle of Kolwezi