Fighting continues in Tay Ninh province in South Vietnam between ARVN units and communist troops, in apparent violation of the official case-fore.
SV's CU South Vietnam troops looking at map (3 shots)
SV South Vietnam troops with dogs patrol area
SV Troops waved on by captain & radio operator
GVs & SVs Troops advance through plain(5 shots)
SV Captain & radio operator direct troops to enemy
SV Troops firing (2 shots)
SVs & GVs Troops loading & firing heavy artillery gun
Initials SGM/0246 SGM/0258
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Background: Fighting continues in Tay Ninh province in South Vietnam between ARVN units and communist troops, in apparent violation of the official case-fore. Tay Ninh is near the border with the Khmer Republic and intelligence reports indicate that several North Vietnamese infantry battalions have recently crossed from the Republic into South Vietnam.
The ARVN units go out from filed headquarters on 'search and 'destroy' missions. They are often helped by tracker dogs and backed up by artillery. Their mission also often includes searching villages for arms or communist troops.
SYNOPSIS: South Vietnamese army units have been continuing active missions in South Vietnam's Tay Ninh province. Tay Ninh is near the Khmer Republic border, and there appears to be continued violation of the official cease-fire.
Having compiled a map of the area, a unit sets out with tracker dogs.
The operation is directed by the Battalion Commander and coordinated by the radio operator who keeps in touch with the artillery support.
Intelligence reports indicate that several battalions of North Vietnamese infantry have recently crossed into the area from the Khmer Republic. There has been intensive fighting in the Republic for control of the Mekong River, which is the main supply route to the capital of Phnom Penh. The River also passes through South Vietnam.
Once they have located what they believe are the communist bunkers the troops keep up intensive fire.
The infantry is supported by artillery fire from one-O-five mm guns. The action is taking place in an area which is theoretically subject to the official ceasefire. However, no such ceasefire exists a short distance away in the Khmer Republic, and the International Commission for Control and Supervision has been unable to stop the fighting spilling over into South Vietnam.