.com | A dramatic French rescue in DRC 40 years ago


On May 19, 1978 French soldiers parachuted into the Democratic Republic of Congo town of Kolwezi to rescue hundreds of Europeans held by rebels who had already massacred several. The operation that followed freed the 2,000 hostages – mostly French and Belgians working for a state mining company – but not before more than 120 Europeans and many more locals had been killed.



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