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January, 16, 1963 A.D.:
Iranian Jets Bomb Katanga Airport In Congo

By: Mir M.Hosseini


After a request by the secretary general of the United Nations, six Iranian jet planes took off for a mission in Congo where a local separatist rebel had seized control of Katanga. Because of rich diamond mines, some foreign states including Germany were supporting rebel groups for their own interests.
The bombing of the Katanga airport took place in accordance with similar operations that paved the way for UN forces to arrive and take control. Iran later took the title "Gendarme of the Middle East" as a puppet regime. On the other hand, Africa has been scene of many genocides, discrimination, and it seems the resource rich but poor continent will not easily be able to get rid of centuries of colonization.



KEY TERMS:Africa , Congo , German , Germany , Iran , Iranian , Katanga , Middle East , United Nations


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