• Short Summary

    UNITS OF THE THAI GOVERNMENT POLICE AND TROOPS ARE ENGAGED ON MOPPING-UP OPERATIONS AGAINST MEO REBELS STILL HOLDING OUT IN THE COUNTRY'S MOUNTAINOUS NORTHERN REGION.

  • Description

    UNITS OF THE THAI GOVERNMENT POLICE AND TROOPS ARE ENGAGED ON MOPPING-UP OPERATIONS AGAINST MEO REBELS STILL HOLDING OUT IN THE COUNTRY'S MOUNTAINOUS NORTHERN REGION. THE GOVERNMENT CLAIM THAT THE REBELS ARE COMMUNIST-TRAINED INFILTRATORS FROM LAOS. OPERATIONS AGAINST THEM HAVE BEEN GOING ON SINCE MID-DECEMBER.

    THE GOVERNMENT OPERATION INVOLVES THE USE OF TROOPS MOVED BY HELICOPTER TO LANDING ZONES FROM WHERE THEY ARE CARRIED INTO ACTION ON ARMOURED VEHICLES. THE TROOPS ARE ARMED WITH THE LATEST TYPES OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.

    IN THIS SWEEP, TROOPS WERE CARRIED INTO THE BATTLE AREA BY HELICOPTER TO ASSAULT A REBEL STRONGHOLD WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN HIT BY FIGHTER AIRCRAFT. IN THE SWEEP, MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED REBELS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE SURRENDERED.

    THE REBELS ARE MEO TRIBESMEN WHOM THAI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY ARE BEING FERRIED INTO THE COUNTRY FROM LAOS BY HELICOPTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3EABD30LZEJJDN82YX59ZFY4
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3EABD30LZEJJDN82YX59ZFY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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