• Short Summary

    Thousands of refugees have been evacuated from a camp north of Phnom Penh, the Khmer republic capital, following heavy attacks by communist-led insurgents.

  • Description

    Thousands of refugees have been evacuated from a camp north of Phnom Penh, the Khmer republic capital, following heavy attacks by communist-led insurgents.

    The Long Vek camp -- 26 miles (42 kilometres) north west of the capital, -- was abandoned about ten days ago when an estimated 3,000 insurgents attacked it.

    Some 5,000 troops and 20,000 civilians had gathered at the camp after being driven out of other bases in the area, but fled during the insurgents' attack.

    A few days later, the troops regrouped near the camp and launched a counter attack, forcing the insurgents to withdraw.

    The civilians have been evacuating the area, dither beading south towards Phone Penh of ecrambling aboard government helicopters to be flown to ???for areas.

    Government forces have continued air and artillery assaults. against the insurgents around Long Vek. But the insurgents have kept up heavy pressure on the camp, pounding it with shells and rockets.

    Meanwhile, fighting has continued in most parts of the country, with the insurgents increasing their ranks and intensifying their attacks, apparently preparing for an assault on Phnom Penh itself.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19YH2HI3SG0NHEHJRYB3GG6JA
    Media URN:
    VLVA19YH2HI3SG0NHEHJRYB3GG6JA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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