Zaire 'deploying troops with Unita'

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Zaire has deployed six army battalions at the border with the oil-rich Angolan enclave of Cabinda in preparation for an offensive, the Angolan government daily Jornal de Angola said yesterday, AFP reports from Luanda. The newspaper said 'some units' of the Angolan rebel Unita movement were with the Zairean troops, massed in the Muanda region of Zaire. It added that Unita planned 'to fight for control of Cabinda and Zaire province' in the far north of Angola following the collapse of peace talks.

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