• Short Summary

    A HUGE MILITARY OPERATION HAS BEEN MOUNTED IN THE SERIAN DISTRICT OF SARAWAK (MALAYSIAN BORNEO), ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL, KUCHING.

  • Description

    A HUGE MILITARY OPERATION HAS BEEN MOUNTED IN THE SERIAN DISTRICT OF SARAWAK (MALAYSIAN BORNEO), ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL, KUCHING. THE HUNT IS ON FOR A GROUP OF SARAWAK CHINESE DEFECTORS AND INDONESIAN TROOPS WHO CLASHED WITH SECURITY FORCES LAST WEDNESDAY (16 FEBRUARY).

    IN THE BORDER CLASH, SEVERAL INFILTRATORS WERE WOUNDED OR KILLED. BODIES AND SOME RUSSIAN-MADE WEAPONS WERE FOUND AFTER THE CLASH. A NUMBER OF THE SECURITY FORCES WERE ALSO WOUNDED.

    IN THE FOLLOW-UP OPERATION, THE JUNGLE SURROUNDING THE VILLAGE WAS SHELLED AND MACHINE GUNNED BEFORE SECURITY FORCES MOVED IN TO HUNT DOWN THE GANG, WHICH INCLUDED SOME CHINESE WOMEN.

    THE HUNT INVOLVES MALAYSIAN AND BRITISH SOLDIERS. ARMOURED CARS ARE ON CONSTANT PATROL AND ROADBLOCKS HAVE BEEN ERECTED IN AND AROUND SERIAN.

    THE FIERCE BATTLE BROKE THE THREE-MONTH LULL ON THE BORDER. SECURITY FORCES ENCOUNTED THE GROUP, ABOUT 40-STRONG, AS THEY TRIED TO INFILTRATE INTO THE SERIAN AREA TO LAUNCH ATTACKS ON NEARBY VILLAGES.

    INCIDENTS ALONG THE BORDER WITH INDONESIA HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO ISOLATED, SPORADIC MORTAR ATTACKS IN RECENT MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GILXOUVGW43WUTFJMWXSOYTA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GILXOUVGW43WUTFJMWXSOYTA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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