• Short Summary

    OPERATION LE LOI, INVOLVING TWO SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BATTALIONS, CONTINUED IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST SUNDAY (29 DECEMBER).

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    AERIAL VIEW OF QUANG NAM AND BATTLE AREA; COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER; INJURED RANGERS CARRIED TO SAFETY; CAPTURED WEAPONS.




    Initials JH/VS/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: OPERATION LE LOI, INVOLVING TWO SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BATTALIONS, CONTINUED IN SOUTH VIETNAM LAST SUNDAY (29 DECEMBER). IN AN ENGAGEMENT AT QUANG NAM, SOUTH OF DA NANG AND 352 MILES (570 KMS) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS SUFFERED SOME LIGHT CASUALTIES. THE WOUNDED WERE CARRIED TO SAFETY BY THEIR COMRADES.

    A NUMBER OF CAPTURED WEAPONS WERE PLACED ON DISPLAY AFTER THE FIGHTING HAD SUBSIDED.

    A SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT RELEASE SAID THAT AFTER TWO DAYS OF FLIGHT DURING DECEMBER 26 AND 27, 106 VIET CONG BODIES WERE SCATTERED OVER A LARGE AREA.

    AMERICAN ARTILLERY AND AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN BOMBING THE REGION CONSTANTLY IN SUPPORT OF THE RANGERS' ACTIVITIES.

    THE VIET CONG FORCE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT OF DA NANG, WHERE UNITED STATES HAS A LARGE AIRBASE.

    SINCE OPERATION LE LOI BEGAN A FEW DAYS AGO, THE RANGERS REPORTED HAVING KILLED 418 VIET CONG, CAPTURED THREE AND SEIZED AN ASSORTMENT OF WEAPONS. SIXTY RANGERS WERE KILLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33WA5VJNGAAIDORFYWCN9JECZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA33WA5VJNGAAIDORFYWCN9JECZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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