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    USULUTAN PROVINCE, EL SALVADOR

    In El Salvador, the ruling Junta has announced a 30-day state of siege as its response to increased guerrilla activity, which is itself seen as a prelude to presidential elections later this month (March).

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    1. LV/GV Soldiers standing beside blazing tanker (2 shots) 0.12
    2. SV PULL BACK TO GV Flames coming out of tanker 0.23
    3. GV PAN Bus passing burning tanker 0.28
    4. GV Salvadorean soldiers on roadside with burning tanker in background 0.40
    5. GVs PULL BACK Tow-truck approaching remains of tanker (2 shots) 0.53
    6. GV PAN Wreckage of second vehicle (2 shots) 1.17
    7. GV Sign post PAN TO bus and other traffic on road 1.35
    8. GV PAN Telegraph cables pulled down by roadside. Sign reading: "Usulutan: 39 kilometres" 1.40
    9. GV Garage sign post 1.45
    10. GV TRACKING SHOT Gutted garage 2.03
    11. SV PULL BACK GV Felled telegraph poles PAN TO gutted garage 2.25
    12. GV People walking down roadside 2.35
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    Background: USULUTAN PROVINCE, EL SALVADOR

    In El Salvador, the ruling Junta has announced a 30-day state of siege as its response to increased guerrilla activity, which is itself seen as a prelude to presidential elections later this month (March). Guerrilla hit-and-run attacks on economic installations have increased in recent weeks, and the road linking the capital San Salvador to the eastern province of Usulutan has been the scene of much disruption. In one incident, left-wing guerrillas opposed to the American-backed Junta, commandeered a tanker, then set it on fire. Telegraph poles along the roadside had been torn down and petrol stations burned down. Usulutan has been the scene of some of the heaviest fighting between government forces and guerrillas. Government troops said they had retrieved much of it from guerrilla hands during an operation in February. The guerrillas have said they retreated intact.

    Source: REUTERS - BORIS PINKUS

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD62EUS89UPIBZ51VU02MO0PQO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD62EUS89UPIBZ51VU02MO0PQO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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