• Short Summary

    Cambodian Government troops have cleared Highway Four - the capital Phnom Penh's only overland link with the sea.

  • Description

    Cambodian Government troops have cleared Highway Four - the capital Phnom Penh's only overland link with the sea.

    At least thirty Khmer Rouge rebels were reported killed in the fighting which lasted through Saturday (October 27) on Highway Four, about 30 miles (48 kms) west of the capital.

    The insurgents had cut the road three days before, but a Government column of battalion strength moving form the west linked up with troops advancing from the east.

    Later in the day a convoy of three hundred trucks from Kompong Som, the Gulf o f Thailand port at the end of the Highway, was able to reach the capital. The convoy had been held up for several weeks.

    Cambodia's President Lon Nol recently said the war had turned to the Government's advantage, but no effort should be spared in seeking a peace settlement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALLWT2QPBENY5DWU0IUFRU4MR
    Media URN:
    VLVAALLWT2QPBENY5DWU0IUFRU4MR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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