• Short Summary

    MILITARY SOURCES IN LAOS SAY THE MILITARY SITUATION IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY IS SERIOUS.

  • Description

    MILITARY SOURCES IN LAOS SAY THE MILITARY SITUATION IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY IS SERIOUS. ON THURSDAY (29 FEBRUARY) THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, MR. PHENG NORINN, CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE CAPITAL, VIENTIANE, TO EXPLAIN THE LATEST POSITION, AND TO PRESENT THREE PRISONERS WHOM HE SAID WERE NORTH VIETNAMESE.

    THE THREE PRISONERS WERE IDENTIFIED AS SERGEANT PHAN VIET CUU, CORPORAL NGUYEN TRUONG LE AND NGUYEN VAN BO. NORTH VIETNAMESE AND COMMUNIST PITHEAD LAO FORCE ATTACKED A GOVERNMENT POLICE POST ONLY 30 MILES (48 KILOMETRES) FROM THE ROYAL CAPITAL, LUANG PRABANG, ON THE EVE OF MR. NORINN'S PRESS GREETING.

    THE PATHET LAO HAVE ALREADY CAPTURED A KEY PASS EAST OF VIETIANE AND ARE NOW THREATENING THE MAIN ROAD CONNECTING SOUTHERN LAOS WITH THE CAPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CFS1ZIIYB6AVZLERD0B7ZEQG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CFS1ZIIYB6AVZLERD0B7ZEQG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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