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    USULUTAN PROVINCE, EL SALVADOR

    Although the latest guerrilla offensive in El Salvador's three-year civil war has produced calls for peace from both sides, prospects of an end to the fighting remain doubtful.

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    1. GV ZOOM TO SV Van burning by roadside, and soldier looking into van. 0.28
    2. CU PAN Bullet holes on side of van. 0.45
    3. CU Blood on ground next to van. (2 SHOTS) 1.00
    4. CU PULL BACK TO SV Undergrowth near parked van. (2 SHOTS) 1.12
    5. SV Armed soldiers searching the undergrowth. (2 SHOTS) 1.26
    6. GV & SV Burnt out truck across road. (2 SHOTS) 1.38
    7. GV PAN Burnt out buses by roadside. (2 SHOTS) 1.50
    8. CU Bus number plate. 1.56
    9. SV Burnt out bus interior. 2.05
    10. GV People gathered around bus. 2.15
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    Background: USULUTAN PROVINCE, EL SALVADOR

    Although the latest guerrilla offensive in El Salvador's three-year civil war has produced calls for peace from both sides, prospects of an end to the fighting remain doubtful. Since the beginning of the offensive on October 10, fighting of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL) have inflicted severe losses on government troops and seriously disrupted the country's transport system. On October 21, guerrillas ambushed and killed a lieutenant and a national guardsman on the coastal highway in the Usulutan province. Radio Venceremos, the FMNL broadcasting radio, reporting the following day that its fighters had ambushed a military patrol about 18 kilometres (11 miles) north of the capital San Salvador, said eight soldiers were killed. Police say the guerrillas have so far blown up at least 20 trucks and buses, and killed 150 government soldiers. In military terms, experts say, the October 10 offensive has failed to break the stalemate between the US-backed government troops and the five groups fighting under the umbrella of the FMNL. According to European diplomats, however, it has been a successful propaganda exercise for the guerrillas, who now control eight villages along the Honduran border.

    Source: REUTERS - BORIS PINKAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GT79DSD34ABMYBDBH6DXE8V4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GT79DSD34ABMYBDBH6DXE8V4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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