• Short Summary

    THE COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ATROCITY CAMPAIGN IN THE MEKONG DELTA. THIS WAS?

  • Description

    THE COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR ATROCITY CAMPAIGN IN THE MEKONG DELTA. THIS WAS REVEALED BY TWO CIVILIAN SURVIVORS WHO ARE NOW IN HOSPITAL WITH SLASHED THROATS AND MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS. THE HOSPITAL IS IN CAN THO, ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON.

    THEY ARE FARMERS VO VAN HEIP, AGED 44 AND SHANH, WHO IS 55.

    THEY WERE AMONG 13 CIVILIANS FOUND CHAINED TOGETHER IN A GROUP IN THE MEKONG DELTA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE OTHERS DIED FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND SLASHED THROATS.

    A VIETNAMESE RANGER BATTALION SWEEPING THROUGH THE MEKONG DISCOVERED THE SURVIVORS ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON.

    IT WAS ANOTHER CASE OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS DRIVING TOWARD A COMMUNIST PRISON CAMP TOO FAST FOR PRISONERS TO BE MOVED, AND THEY WERE KILLED BY THE VIETCONG RATHER THAN LET THEM BE SET FREE.

    DURING THE SWEEP, THE RANGERS KILLED 17 VIETCONG AND CAPTURED MANY SUSPECTS, INCLUDING A FEW WOMEN, SINCE THEIR CAPTURE, THE SUSPECTS HAVE UNDERGONE SEVERAL HOURS OF QUESTIONING AND REVEALED SKETCHY DETAILS ABOUT THE COMMUNIST ATROCITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MRTXCWS4XG3FAFABBP3JZH7F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MRTXCWS4XG3FAFABBP3JZH7F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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