• Short Summary

    Cambodian troops advanced from their recently won base at Taing Kouk, 52 miles (83 kms) north-east of Phnom Penh, on Wednesday (November 4) in a clearing operation designed to free the route six highway between Phnom Penh and Kompong Thom, the northern provincial capital.

  • Description

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    SV Troops along PAN burning house
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    GV Burning house
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    3.
    CU&MV Officers study map
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    SV Troops past Viet-Cong motorcycle
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    MV Motorcycle
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    SV Troops past wreckage of buildings
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    GV Ditto
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    SV Troops checking interior of house
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    GV Burning house
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    GV Aircraft overhead
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    MV Soldiers firing
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    SV Mortar fires
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    LV Target area
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    MV Mortar fired
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    GV Burning house
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    Initials PAF/JF/VC/1625 PAF/JF/MH/1644



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Cambodian troops advanced from their recently won base at Taing Kouk, 52 miles (83 kms) north-east of Phnom Penh, on Wednesday (November 4) in a clearing operation designed to free the route six highway between Phnom Penh and Kompong Thom, the northern provincial capital.

    The troops moved eastwards from Taing Kouk in the early morning with the immediate objective of capturing a Viet-Cong base area at Chamkar Udorn, a French-owned rubber plantation 12 miles (17 kms) away.

    Cambodian troops captured Taing Kouk village on September 25 after being held up for two weeks by a reported 50-strong Viet-Cong and pro-Sihanouk force. Three Cambodian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the fighting for Taing Kouk. The Government troops were supported by Artillery and Air strikes A cambodian Military spokesman said that about ten Viet-Cong were reported wounded but were carried away from the battlefield by their own forces.

    An estimated 15-20,000 Cambodian troops are now in the area waiting to resume their thrust northward along route six to Kompong Thom.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67CMBB8CH3GIYVW6N97260B09
    Media URN:
    VLVA67CMBB8CH3GIYVW6N97260B09
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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