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    VIET CONG GUERILLAS INFILTRATED INTO SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AND FOUGHT WITH GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN THE STREETS IN A NEW WAVE OF ATTACKS ON SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES AND AMERICAN BASES.

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    MILITARY POLICE SEARCHING CIVILIANS; DWELLINGS; DIGGING IN SAND WHERE THEY FIND HIDDEN VIET CONG ARMS; PAPER VIET CONG FLAGS FOUND; VIET CONG SUSPECTS - ONE WOUNDED IN LEG.




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    Background: VIET CONG GUERILLAS INFILTRATED INTO SAIGON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AND FOUGHT WITH GOVERNMENT TROOPS IN THE STREETS IN A NEW WAVE OF ATTACKS ON SOUTH VIETNAMESE CITIES AND AMERICAN BASES. SOUTH VIETNAMESE MARINES REPORTED 72 VIET CONG DEAD IN ONE BATTLE. 44 GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS WERE KILLED, AMONG THEM FOUR WAR CORRESPONDENTS NEAR THE CHOLON SECTOR.

    116 SEPARATE VIET CONG ATTACKS LISTED BY MILITARY OFFICIALS - MANY OF THEM MINOR MORTAR RAIDS. MILITARY AUTHORITIES WERE EXPECTING THE ATTACK WHICH WAS REMINISCENT OF THE TET OFFENSIVE, BUT NOT SO STRONG.

    MUCH OF THE HEAVY FIGHTING WAS IN THE CHOLON DISTRICT WHERE FOUR JOURNALISTS, ONE BRITON AND THREE AUSTRALIANS, WERE KILLED IN A VIET CONG AMBUSH. SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS LATER CLEARED THE AREA. THEY CAPTURED SEVERAL WEAPONS AND VIET CONG FLAGS, AND A SAND PILE NEAR THE CANAL LINKING CHOLON AND SAIGON WAS FOUND TO CONCEAL BOTH WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJO81E317RPA209IV4EOH5VH3
    Media URN:
    VLVADJO81E317RPA209IV4EOH5VH3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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