In Phnom penh on Thursday, American 3-52 bombers pounded suspected communist ???ositions around the city?
In Phnom penh on Thursday, American 3-52 bombers pounded suspected communist ???ositions around the city following a rocket attack which left 15 ??? dead and at least 40 wounded.
About 40 rockets fell on the capital, causing extensive damage to the airport and to Houses in the suburbs. It was the most serious attack on Phnom penh since April.
A refugee camp on the outskirts of the city was also hit. The bodies of the dead were left in the open while rescuers searched for wounded among the debris.
The wives and children of the Australian and British embassy staffs were later evacuated because of the uncertain military position in the ???. The Australians went onto Manila, where - according to ??? they will until the situation ???.
The airport was ??? to air traffic late, on Thursday after being closed during the hour-long rocket attack. The first salvos landed in the airport perimeter only a few minutes after an international flight had taken off.
Meanwhile, throughout the Khmer Republic, the Phnom penh Military Command reported that communist insurgents had infiltrated several small villages only a few miles from the capital. Khmer forces, they added, ??? dispatched to the areas in an effort to dislodge several communist positions.