Khmer government troops re-captured Barong Khnor Kar on Friday (29 November) after two weeks of heavy fighting.
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GV Captured insurgent weapons
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GV Wounded soldiers being carried away (3 shots)
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Background: Khmer government troops re-captured Barong Khnor Kar on Friday (29 November) after two weeks of heavy fighting.
Troops entered Barong Khnor Kar after government T-28 planes bombed insurgent positions along the Mekong River, some 7 miles (II kms) east of phnom Penh.
Although no official casualties have been reported, government loses were high. Field reports listed 147 insurgent killed in the two-week battle with two wounded insurgents captured.
Government troops also captured 67 enemy weapons, including a large cache of Soviet-made AK-47 automatic rifles.
The operation along the Mekong came just two days before Khmer President Lon Nol renewed his call for a ceasefire at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Sunday (1 December). It was his fourth proposal for unconditional peace talks since July.
But in Peking, deposed Cambodian chief of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, has again rejected any negotiations with the Lon Nol government and vowed to fight on in the Khmer Republic.
Last week, the United Nations voted to maintain its recognition of the Lon Nol administration in the Khmer Republic.