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    THIS IS PLEI DJERENG IN CENTRAL VIETNAM WHERE A FIVE-WEEK LONG MILITARY OPERATION CONTINUES. THE?

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    THIS IS PLEI DJERENG IN CENTRAL VIETNAM WHERE A FIVE-WEEK LONG MILITARY OPERATION CONTINUES. THE AREA, NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER, IS SITUATED ABOUT 225 MILES NORTHWEST OF SAIGON.

    INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION, CODE-NAMED "PAUL REVERE IV", ARE ELEMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES FORCES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE IRREGULARS. THEY CLAIMED TO HAVE ELIMINATED MORE THAN 600 NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS AND CAPTURED SEVERAL. THEIR OWN CASUALTIES WERE DESCRIBED AS MODERATE.

    THROUGHOUT THE BATTLE AREA, MAKESHIFT OUTPOSTS ARE BEING ERECTED FROM FELLED TREES CAUSED BY AIR SUPPORT CALLED IN BY THE TROOPS.

    WHILE ELEMENTS OF AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES CONTINUE TO HUNT DOWN NORTH VIETNAMESE, OTHERS FINE TIME OFF FOR A SWIM AND SCRUB-DOWN IN A JUNGLE STREAM.

    ON SATURDAY (NOV. 19) HEAVY FIGHTING FLARED UP AGAIN IN THE AREA. IT LASTED OVER SEVEN HOURS. AMERICANS SUFFERED MODERATE CASUALTIES. THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT WHEN 300 AMERICAN TROOPS WENT TO THE AID OF A BELEAGUERED UNIT OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE IRREGULARS WHO HAD COME UNDER ATTACK BY A 700-STRONG NORTH VIETNAMESE FORCE. A U.S. ARMY HELICOPTER WAS BROUGHT DOWN IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THE FIGHTING, BUT NO ONE WAS REPORTED INJURED.

    YESTERDAY (MONDAY), NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS INFLICTED HEAVY CASUALTIES ON AN AMERICAN PLATOON. THE SCENE WAS 23 MILES SOUTHEAST OF A SPECIAL FORCES CAMP. THE PLATOON OF ABOUT 33 MEN OF THE U.S. 1ST CALVARY DIVISION MET WITHERING MACHINEGUN FIRE FROM AN UNKNOWN ENEMY SIZE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9EX0Q8ZHZVFAKNE3KKESUW2BN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9EX0Q8ZHZVFAKNE3KKESUW2BN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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