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.
GV PAN AND GV Burning oil depot. (4 shots)
SV Troops rolling away oil drums.
GV AND CU Burning tanker (2 shots).
SV Soldiers with water hose.
MV AND CU ZOOM OUT Government troops looking at dead insurgent. (2 shots)
GV 106mm canon firing.
SV AND GV More artillery arriving. (2 shots)
SV PAN Refugees down road.
MV Soldiers checking people at road block.
GV Tonle Sap River TILT UP TO AERIAL VIEW Helicopter overhead.
GV PAN AND MV People looking on from esplanade. (2 shots)
GV TRAVEL SHOT Troops in truck along road.
MV PAN AND GV Refugees moving in bullock carts and waiting around roadside. (3 shots)
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Background: 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.