• Short Summary

    Khmer Republic Government troops came under attack by communist forces from three sides on the east bank of the Mekong River on Sunday (January 5).

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    GV PAN Troops on bank of Tonle Sap river (2 shots)
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    2.
    LV PAN Smoke rising near Phnom Penh
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    3.
    SV Aircraft in flight
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    SV Commander giving order and gunfiring (2 shots) (Bangs at 21 and 23 ft)
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    SV Injured soldier on stretcher
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    SV Injured man on stretcher carried away
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    SV Boy soldier along road
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    GV PAN Armoured personnel carrier along road
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Khmer Republic Government troops came under attack by communist forces from three sides on the east bank of the Mekong River on Sunday (January 5). The action took place only two miles (just over 3 kms) east of Phnom Penh.

    The Government troops were trying to retake positions overrun since fighting erupted early last week. After heavy fighting they were forced to retreat. The communists have been strongly reinforced in the area and are apparently determined to hold the positions which will put them within cannon firing distance of the capital.

    The Government has mounted a big offensive in the area. A battalion of the fourth infantry brigade was sent into the area by assault landing craft while T-28 bombers and helicopter gunships gave close support.

    The Government troops say they killed more than 100 insurgents in the latest battle ... but have not given casualty figures for their own troops.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83EPKVOB281H5STM6T3RS7QIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA83EPKVOB281H5STM6T3RS7QIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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