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    NEAR SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, GUATEMALA

    In Guatemala, the military government is making a concerted attempt to dislodge guerrilla positions in the harsh mountainous north-west of the country.

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    1. GV Village near Santa Cruz del Quiche. Devastated buildings. 0.12
    2. GV Soldiers working through wreckage. (2 SHOTS) 0.34
    3. SV Street in village. 0.38
    4. SV INTERIOR Ransacked house. 0.50
    5. GV Quiche town centre including Town Hall. (2 SHOTS) 1.05
    6. SV Troops behind sandbags in village. 1.09
    7. GV Funeral of three radio announcers. (2 SHOTS) 1.37
    8. GV Soldiers searching bus out of town. 2.00
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    Background: NEAR SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, GUATEMALA

    In Guatemala, the military government is making a concerted attempt to dislodge guerrilla positions in the harsh mountainous north-west of the country. On Monday (25 January), government forces bombed and strafed villages near the town of Santa Cruz del Quiche, where they suspected rebel forces were holding out. Buildings were flattened and at least three radio announcers were among the dead who were later buried by the local people. The area around Santa Cruz del Quiche - high mountains alternating with dense jungle - has been a centre of rebel activity to the government of Romeo Lucas Garcia. Government forces have rarely ventured out of their barracks recently, but the guerrillas have become increasingly hold. Only last week they launched an all-out attack on a garrison just north of Santa Cruz del Quiche, killing 25 soldiers. This was the signal for the government's counter-attack, which is now taking place throughout the rebel-dominated territories.

    Source: REUTERS - CARLOS ROSAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWD8537LX3NJKJ19L5JM81N9J
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWD8537LX3NJKJ19L5JM81N9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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