• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES COMMAND HAS REPORTED HEAVY VIET CONG LOSSES RECENTLY IN A SERIES OF SHARP BATTLES WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, NEAR SAIGON.

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    THE UNITED STATES COMMAND HAS REPORTED HEAVY VIET CONG LOSSES RECENTLY IN A SERIES OF SHARP BATTLES WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN TAY NINH PROVINCE, NEAR SAIGON. ONE OF THE BATTLES WAS A CLASH FOR A MOUNTAIN KNOWN AS THE "BLACK VIRGIN" IN WHICH AMERICAN TROOPS REPORTEDLY KILLED MORE THAN 40 VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE. THE US CASUALTIES WERE ONLY FOUR WOUNDED.

    THE US COMMAND REPORTED MORE THAN 200 VIET CONG KILLED OVER A FOUR DAY PERIOD IN THE PROVINCE, AMERICAN CASUALTIES WERE DESCRIBED AS LIGHT. THE AMERICANS SAID THAT MOST OF THE DEAD CAME FORM THE VIET CONG NINTH DIVISION WHICH IS SAID TO BE MANNED LARGELY BY NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS.

    THE AMERICAN PLANNED TO CLEAR THE BLACK VIRGIN MOUNTAIN IN CAVE TO CAFE FIGHTING, BUT LATER THE PLANS WERE CHANGED, AND THE AMERICANS WERE TAKEN OUT BY HELICOPTER. AT THE SAME TIME HEAVY ARTILLERY WAS MOVED UP AIR STRIKES WERE REQUESTED TO KEEP PRESSURE ON THE VIET CONG DUG IN ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8AMLCOQR6LJ9C2RY95KBLXBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AMLCOQR6LJ9C2RY95KBLXBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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