Cambodian forces are engaged in heavy fighting with a Communist force near Taing Kouk, 50 miles (80 k.
SV Cambodian troops with field guns
SV Cambodian officier using field phone
SV Troops firing guns
SV Armoured car
SV Officers studying map.
SV Civilians along road with belongings.
SV Dead Viet Cong on ground (2 shots)
SV Captured weapons (3 shots)
SV Photographs of Mme Binh and Ho Chi Minh TILT TO North Vietnamese flag
SV Civilians crossing bridge.
SV Cracked temple
SV Armed troops on top of bus.
SV Civilians wading through stream.
SV Cambodian troops along road.
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Background: Cambodian forces are engaged in heavy fighting with a Communist force near Taing Kouk, 50 miles (80 k.m)northern of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian army officer, Major Am Rong, has claimed that between 7-thousand and 10-thousand Communist troops are involved din the onslaught.
Cambodian forces are using field artillery and dive bombers in an attempt to repel the Communist advance, launched only a few hours before President Nixon's call for a ceasefire throughout Indo-China.
Streams of refugees are moving in exodus away from the embattled area. The Communist offensive is reported to be the biggest onslaught yet launched in Cambodia, and came only three days before Cambodia declared itself a republic.