• Short Summary

    Speculation that the North Vietnamese will mount a new general offensive has increased following a rocket attack on the Bien Hoa Air Base, 14 miles (22 kms) from Saigon, on Tuesday (6 November).

  • Description

    Speculation that the North Vietnamese will mount a new general offensive has increased following a rocket attack on the Bien Hoa Air Base, 14 miles (22 kms) from Saigon, on Tuesday (6 November). The attack sparked off a counter offensive by the South Vietnamese on a Communist stronghold on the Cambodian border. The attack on the stronghold -- Loc Ninh -- was the biggest South Vietnamese bombing raid since the January ceasefire.

    Two people died and 22 were wounded in the attack on Bien Hoa. Thirty-five rockets, fired from about 8 miles (13 kms) away, destroyed three F5 jet aircraft and damaged two. The attack is believed to have been the work of the 367th Sapper Group -- a force of six to seven thousand men -- which infiltrated from Cambodia last month. The intensification of the war also follows Communist attacks on two South Vietnamese positions near the Cambodian border on Sunday (4 November).

    SYNOPSIS: There's increasing speculation that North Vietnam will mount a major new offensive.

    The prospects of renewed battle gained strength after a rocket attack on the Bien Hoa Air Base -- fourteen miles from Saigon -- on Tuesday. The attack sparked off a counter offensive by the South Vietnamese on a Communist stronghold on the Cambodian border -- Loc Ninh.

    Two people died and twenty-two were wounded in the attack on Bien Hoa. Thirty-five rockets, fired from about eight miles away, destroyed three F-5 jet aircraft and damaged two. Five houses were also destroyed. The attack is believed to have been the work of a sapper group which infiltrated from Cambodia last month.

    The intensification of the war also follows Communist attacks on two South Vietnamese positions near the Cambodian border on Sunday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70PXV98SD5RTDMA5VB0DLSZTK
    Media URN:
    VLVA70PXV98SD5RTDMA5VB0DLSZTK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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