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    SUCHITOTO, EL SALVADOR

    Government troops in El Salvador have regained control of the town of Suchitoto after a 13-hour battle against rebels who had swarmed into the heavily-fortified city from their nearby stronghold of Guazapa.

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    1. LVs/SV Soldiers on patrol in Suchitoto (3 shots) 0.16
    2. GVs/SVs wounded soldiers in the back of Visnews cameraman's car, other soldiers crowding round car look at wounded (7 shots) 0.44
    3. GV Troops on lorries and standing around armoured vehicles (2 shots) 0.52
    4. GV Soldiers on patrol 0.57
    5. GV Children playing around burnt out army vehicle in Suchitoto 1.00
    6. GV/SV Burnt out local barracks (4 shots) 1.20
    7. SC Children playing on burnt out lorry 1.24
    8. GVs/SVs Soldiers sheltering behind sandbags outside Suchitoto (6 shots) 1.45
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    Background: SUCHITOTO, EL SALVADOR

    Government troops in El Salvador have regained control of the town of Suchitoto after a 13-hour battle against rebels who had swarmed into the heavily-fortified city from their nearby stronghold of Guazapa. Military sources said the attack was one of the boldest rebel operations in the three-year intervention told journalists trying to reach the town that 40 troops were thought to have died in rebel attacks on army checkpoints along the road. They said seven soldiers were killed when four aircraft bombed rebel positions in the area 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the capital, San Salvador. Guerrillas claim to have captured eleven towns since the start of an October offensive. The government contends the towns -- most of them situated along the honduran border -- are of negligible strategic or economic importance.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVABPX79AAZWJWB2J92AX2PE2EWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABPX79AAZWJWB2J92AX2PE2EWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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