• Short Summary

    In Cambodia fighting between the Viet-Cong and Government forces has been going on within 10 miles of the capital, Phnom Penh.

  • Description

    In Cambodia fighting between the Viet-Cong and Government forces has been going on within 10 miles of the capital, Phnom Penh. South Vietnamese units have also clashed with the Viet-Cong close to the Capital.

    On Thursday (June 4) South Vietnamese Army Rangers (ARVN) were advancing in armoured personnel carriers across paddyfields only 13 miles (21 Kms) north-east of Phnom Penh when Viet-Cong guerrillas hidden behind trees opened fire. The Rangers jumped off the carriers and raced towards the treeline, firing as they want. The Viet-Cong fell back.

    As the Rangers entered the village of Prey Tung, which had been in Viet-Cong hands, they came across the body of a guerrilla killed in the action.

    The villagers, fearing they were to be shot, gave a respectful welcome to the troops. A woman who became very agitated during the fighting gave premature birth to her baby.

    The Sough Vietnamese troops found two Viet-Cong suspects in the village and they were tied up for questioning.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJM4B85VT68NOE3TTDIXC4R3B
    Media URN:
    VLVACJM4B85VT68NOE3TTDIXC4R3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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