• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FIERCE FIGHTING WITH VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE UNITS --- BELIEVED TO HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER FOLLOWING THE CLAMP-DOWN BY THE NEW CAMBODIAN AUTHORITIES.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN FIERCE FIGHTING WITH VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE UNITS --- BELIEVED TO HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER FOLLOWING THE CLAMP-DOWN BY THE NEW CAMBODIAN AUTHORITIES. DURING LAST THURSDAY'S BORDER FIGHTING, SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS WERE SUPPORTED BY SKYRAIDER DIVE-BOMBERS AND ARMOURED TROOP CARRIERS.

    THE CONFLICT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE IN AN AREA OF HILLS AND JUNGLE. THE BORDER AT THIS POINT IS EXTREMELY ILL-DEFINED, AND ON FRIDAY THERE WERE REPORTS THAT SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES HAD CROSSED INTO CAMBODIA IN PURSUIT OF VIET CONG.

    THE REPORT WAS LATER DENIED IN SAIGON. BUT A MILITARY SPOKESMAN ADMITTED THAT FIGHTING WAS TAKING PLACE TO WITHIN 200 YARDS (183 METRES) OF THE FRONTIER, AND THAT IT WAS IN MANY PLACES DIFFICULT TO REGARD THE BORDER AS MORE THAN "AN IMAGINARY LINE."
    ORDERED OUT OF CAMBODIA BY THE NEW LEADERS, THE VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE HAVE BEEN REGROUPING , AND SOME HAVE CROSSED FROM THE NEUTRAL SANCTUARY OF CAMBODIA INTO SOUTH VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JLX3QNJDODKYXG5XQALLHARM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JLX3QNJDODKYXG5XQALLHARM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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