The army said Unita artillery opened up on thousands of civilians trying to flee Huambo on Monday, killing at least 1,000.
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Luanda (AP) - The government said yesterday it would not surrender Angola's second-largest city to Unita rebels despite an artillery onslaught that has boosted Huambo's death toll to an estimated 10,000 since mid- January. Two army battalions of about 500 soldiers each, backed by MiG-23 fighter jets, were en route to Huambo to reinforce government troops pinned down in the city centre.