Foreign Auxiliary Forces
FAPLA was augmented in the late 1980s by exiled
South African black nationalist forces, which enjoyed
Angola. SWAPO had some 9,000 guerrillas encamped primarily
south. Their location near UNITA's area of operations
them to collect intelligence and conduct operations, and
2,500 SWAPO troops regularly engaged in fighting UNITA.
about 1,000 ANC guerrillas, exiles from South Africa, also
cooperated with FAPLA in action against UNITA and South
forces. Upon implementation of the 1988 regional accords
Angola, South Africa, and Cuba, it seemed likely that
guerrillas would return to Namibia and that the ANC
be relocated to other African states outside the region.
Data as of February 1989