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Operation Sceptic (Smokeshell), 1980

Angola had strong Soviet and Cuban backing, and supported SWAPO/PLAN to the extend of providing assistance to the insurgents, co-locating Angolan troops in PLAN base camps in order to help protect them from South African aggression. The continued support to PLAN incursions prompted another strike by the SADF into southern Angola in 1980. This was Operation Sceptic, launched on 25 May, targeting the extensive 'Smokeshell' complex and several other base camps in Cunene province just north of the border.

Below is a small gallery of about 20 exclusive photos taken by Kobus Nortje during the operation.

This gallery is only available to Registered Users of www.warinangola.com and only PREMIUM MEMBERS  and members of the WarBlogs can view the gallery here on this page.

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Angola had strong Soviet and Cuban backing, and supported SWAPO/PLAN to the extend of providing assistance to the insurgents, co-locating Angolan troops in PLAN base camps in order to help protect them from South African aggression. The continued support to PLAN incursions prompted another strike by the SADF into southern Angola in 1980. This was Operation Sceptic, launched on 25 May, targeting the extensive 'Smokeshell' complex and several other base camps in Cunene province just north of the border.

Below is a small gallery of about 20 exclusive photos taken by Kobus Nortje during the operation.

This gallery is only available to Registered Users of www.warinangola.com and only PREMIUM MEMBERS  and members of the WarBlogs can view the gallery here on this page.

See the PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP page on www.warinangola.com for more information.

 

A sample of the photos...