• Short Summary

    Fighting has resumed after a lull of only 36 hours is the areas about 3 miles(kms) north of Phnom Penh, capital of the Khmer Republic (formerly known as Cambodia).

  • Description

    Fighting has resumed after a lull of only 36 hours is the areas about 3 miles(kms) north of Phnom Penh, capital of the Khmer Republic (formerly known as Cambodia). Nine days of heavy fighting ended on June 6, but broke out again even more fiercely on Tuesday (June 8) as North Vietnamese forces and Viet Cong troops attempted to drive Khmer forces from the area before the monsoons start in about 2 weeks.

    If the Khmer forces can be driven out, the enemy will be able to control the areas guarding their vital bases and supply routes to the east. The Khmer High Command reported that 80 of their me were wither killed or wounded near the town of Viheer Sour(pronounced vi-hee-ah soo-or) north east of Phnom Penh. On the night of June 8-9, the Mekong River village of Preach Prasap (pronounced pree-as prah-sop) came under heavy attack and about 50 homes were destroyed by rocket and mortar fire.

    A large Viet Cong - North Vietnamese force is located only about 1 mile (km) from Preah Prasap, and more heavy clashes are certain before the monsoon starts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8515RLN1CBNWLJ06JZ38WYE09
    Media URN:
    VLVA8515RLN1CBNWLJ06JZ38WYE09
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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