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  • The Battle of Kolwezi was an airborne operation by French and Belgian airborne forces that took place in May 1978 in Zaire during the Shaba II invasion of Zaire by the Front for the National Liberation of the Congo. It aimed at rescuing European and Zairian hostages held by Front for the National Liberation of the Congo rebels after they conquered the city of Kolwezi. The operation succeeded with the liberation of the hostages and light military casualties.

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