Sporadic fighting continues in villages surrounding the Cambodian Capital of Phnom Penh. Cambodian troops clashed?
Sporadic fighting continues in villages surrounding the Cambodian Capital of Phnom Penh. Cambodian troops clashed with Communist forces on Friday (Aug. 28 ) at the village of Prek Tameak, near the capital, only a few hours before the visit of American Vice President Spiro Agnew.
Although no casualty figures were available, both sides suffered moderate losses and Prek Tameak was left in ruins. In this type of hit-and-run fighting neither side seems to be able to deliver a knock-out blow but the Communists have been slowly pushing the battle area closer to the Cambodian capital.
About 24-hours after the outbreak at Prek Tameak, Viet Cong troops launched a mortar attack on government positions only four miles from Phnom Penh.
Following the fighting at Prek Tameak the Cambodian reformed in the village and rebuilt trenches and other fortifications.