The Khmer High Command on Saturday (26 January), launched one of the biggest attacks on rebel forces near phonom Penh since the American bombing halt August.
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Background: The Khmer High Command on Saturday (26 January), launched one of the biggest attacks on rebel forces near phonom Penh since the American bombing halt August.
Seventy-five armoured personnel carriers and nearly 3,000 ground troops advanced on the rebels in two prongs. The Government soldiers made rapid advances but there many casualties.
The rebels have only recently had a front south west of Phnom Penh. They were shelling the city and pochentong airport from a stronghold north-west of the city. The khmer High Command announced early last week that revel troops had been forced from their strongholds north-west of the city.
The rebels have since inflicted many casualties and much damage with artillery barrages from their new line south-west of the city. Military police say they intercepted rebel messages about a plan to shell president Nol's house. The president's residence was hit in the shelling that followed but the President was in an anti-artillery bunker and no one was hurt.