• Short Summary

    Communist-led insurgents have continued their New Year offensive against government outposts on all sides in the Khmer Republic pressing nearer to Phnom's Penh's defence perimeter this week.

  • Description

    Communist-led insurgents have continued their New Year offensive against government outposts on all sides in the Khmer Republic pressing nearer to Phnom's Penh's defence perimeter this week.

    The increasing assaults by insurgents forced the Khmer government to form a defence perimeter of armoured personnel carriers in an attempt to ward off a drive against the capital.

    But fighting has continued to move closer to Phnom Penh. On Thursday government troops were compelled to withdraw from a position just over two miles (3 kms) to the North, across the Tonle Sap River, because of heavy insurgents' artillery fire.

    Refugees are still pouring into the capital to escape from the attacks.

    The Khmer Government has since extended the long-standing evening curfew by an hour and road blocks were being set up amid unconfirmed reports of insurgent sapper infiltration.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6N78DR7WCWRREU3RM1M75PBNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6N78DR7WCWRREU3RM1M75PBNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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