• Short Summary

    The International Commission of Control and Supervision based in Pleiku, South Vietnam, watched armed Government aircraft take off from the city's air base on Friday (9 February) on bombing runs.

  • Description

    The International Commission of Control and Supervision based in Pleiku, South Vietnam, watched armed Government aircraft take off from the city's air base on Friday (9 February) on bombing runs. At the same time, the Control Commission's Me Tho delegation watched South Vietnamese artillery in action, but were helpless to intervene.

    The Senior Canadian Officer of the Commission's Pleiku detachment, Colonel Keith MacGregor, said the Commission had not received any official complaint of a ceasefire violation. He sad the aircraft and artillery could have been engaged in military training.

    At Me Tho, the Commission's team could take no action either to stop the fighting in its area. The Commission's members said they could only act on an official complaint.

    SYNOPSIS: South Vietnamese Air Force planes took off and landed at Pleiku Air Base all day on Friday on bombing runs against the Viet Cong. Artillery could also be heard off in the distance. But the Regional Contingent of the International Commission of Control and Supervision based at Pleiku, were helpless to intervene. Spokesman for the Pleiku detachment was the Canadian Senior officer, Colonel Keith MacGregor. He told newsmen that he had no official complaints of ceasefire violations and therefore could take no action. He also said that the aircraft and artillery could have been engaged ??? military training.

    The International Commission's regional team at Me Tho could take no action to stop Government artillery bombardment they could see from their hotel.

    Throughout the way, the members of the Commission watched as smoke from exploding shell??? rose above the distant tree line. They said they had received no official complaint of a ceasefire violation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KJ4L56KHHMQLLQMLJ5LEV96Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KJ4L56KHHMQLLQMLJ5LEV96Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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