Cambodian troops have fought their way through heavily defended Viet Cong areas to link up with South Vietnamese troops in the Parrot's Beak region.
Cambodian troops have fought their way through heavily defended Viet Cong areas to link up with South Vietnamese troops in the Parrot's Beak region. The Cambodians have suffered casualties, but claim to have killed about one hundred communist troops.
The scene of the heaviest fighting of the Cambodian's campaign has been about 30 miles south of the capital Phnom Penh. The Cambodian troops have taken a number of villages said to be in the control of the Viet Cong. Samorong Penh was the scene of eth bitterest fighting of the campaign.
The village was virtually levelled by gun fire and there were a number of casualties among the inhabitants.
A makeshift hospital was set up in one of the few buildings to remain intact after the bombardment.
The Cambodian troops hope to link up with South Vietnamese forces fighting their way towards Phnom Penh from the Mekong Delta region.