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    SANTA ROSA DE LIMA, EL SALVADOR

    In El Salvador, left-wing guerrillas have intensified their attacks on government troops.

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    1. SV, GVs Guerrillas attacking on outskirts of Santa Rosa de Lima with automatic rifles and anti-tank guns (4 shots) 0.18
    2. SV/GV Guerrilla troops moving into town (2 shots) 0.23
    3. SV Guerrilla using loud hailer to urge government troops to give up 0.28
    4. GV Guerrillas laying charges to bridges (2 shots) 0.31
    5. GV Bridge being blown up on outskirts of town 0.35
    6. SV ZOOM TO CU Damaged bridge 0.41
    7. GV Dead government soldier 0.46
    8. SV Guerrillas with captured uniforms and arms (2 shots) 0.54
    9. SV/GV Guerrillas entering truck (2 shots) 1.03
    10. GV Government helicopter with coffins on board (2 shots) 1.07
    11. GVs Bodies of dead guerrillas (2 shots) 1.13
    12. SV Residents repairing damaged roof 1.17
    13. GV PAN Children collecting water under damaged bridge 1.22
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    Background: SANTA ROSA DE LIMA, EL SALVADOR

    In El Salvador, left-wing guerrillas have intensified their attacks on government troops. A group of guerrillas on April 29 attacked the city of Santa Rosa de Lima in the eastern province of La Union, close to the neighbouring country of Honduras. They destroyed the city's garrison and blew up the bridges around the town in order to keep the regular army from counter-attacking. Despite this, the guerrillas were forced out by the regular army again on April 30. In a guerrilla radio broadcast, the attack was described as the beginning of an offensive named "Victory to El Salvador", which was launched as a direct response to U.S. President Reagan's speech on Central America. President Reagan has asked Congress to increase military and financial aid to El Salvador and other Central American governments to back-up their fight against left-wing movements. As the fighting in El Salvador intensified, the Auxiliary Archbishop of San Salvador, Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chavez, said that the death toll in the civil war was rising. According to Monsignor Chavez, at least 246 people were killed in the week from April 24 to May 1, compared to 156 the week before.

    Source: REUTERS - ENRICO ZAS CANO

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRRSK4JSTLUES3ZKKLKWYDYZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVABRRSK4JSTLUES3ZKKLKWYDYZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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