Cambodian Government troops have cleared Highway Four - the capital Phnom Penh's only overland link with the sea.
GV CU and SV PAN Khmer troops steading over five Khmer Rouge bodies (3 shots)
GV and SV tank passing (2 shots)
SV Government soldiers unloading captured weapons (2 shots)
CU PAN captured ammunition and weapons TILT UP to soldiers looking on.
SV Captured Khmer Rouge soldiers, three youths and two girls.
CU Captured belongings, ammunition and weapons. TILT UP to captured Khmer Rouge (2 shots).
GV Captured weapons and Khmer Rouge.
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Background: 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.