• Short Summary

    In Southern Laos fierce and continued bombardment by North Vietnamese forces within 18 miles of Pakse, has prompted the population to speculate that the city may eventually fall into communist hands.

  • Description

    In Southern Laos fierce and continued bombardment by North Vietnamese forces within 18 miles of Pakse, has prompted the population to speculate that the city may eventually fall into communist hands. laotian government forces led by their Commander, colonel Kham Bou, have had orders to hold positions and are digging-in around Pakse. communist offensives in the area have always been seasonal, but this year came two months earlier than expected. Earlier this month Laotian forces are believed to have lost at least 250 men in combat at Ban Nhik 22 miles east of Pakse. The survivors of one company were seen by journalists at Pakse Airport, where American helicopters and Loatian T-28 fighter-bombers have been stationed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADIZ8MJB3Y7TACXR8DBVVCP6L
    Media URN:
    VLVAADIZ8MJB3Y7TACXR8DBVVCP6L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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