• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM SALISBURY TODAY (SATURDAY) SAY THAT RHODESIAN SECURITY FORCES HAVE KILLED THREE MORE GUERRILLAS BRINGING TO 21 THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST DEATH TOLL CLAIMED IN A WEEK OF FIGHTING 140 MILES (220 KMS) NORTHWEST OF THE CAPITAL.

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    LATEST REPORTS FROM SALISBURY TODAY (SATURDAY) SAY THAT RHODESIAN SECURITY FORCES HAVE KILLED THREE MORE GUERRILLAS BRINGING TO 21 THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST DEATH TOLL CLAIMED IN A WEEK OF FIGHTING 140 MILES (220 KMS) NORTHWEST OF THE CAPITAL. THE LATEST WAVE OF INSURGENTS FROM ACROSS THE ZAMBESI RIVER HAVE STRUCK FURTHER INTO RHODESIA THAN EVER BEFORE IN A VENGENCE ATTACK FOR THE EXECUTION OF FIVE AFRICANS IN SALISBURY THIS MONTH.

    MR SMITH'S FORCES ARE FINDING THEIR GUERRILLA OPPONENTS TOUGHER AND BETTER TRAINED THAN PREVIOUS RAIDERS. SEVERAL SOLDIERS HAVE REMARKED ON THE TRAINING AND TACTICS OF THE AFRICAN NATIONALISTS.

    RHODESIAN AUTHORITIES CLAIM TO HAVE KILLED 21 GUERRILLAS AND WOUNDED AND CAPTURED OTHERS. BUT THE CASUALTIES COULD BE HIGHER THAN THIS. THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THE GUERRILLAS HAVE TAKEN THEIR DEAD WITH THEM, ANOTHER SIGN OF THEIR HIGH STANDARD OF TRAINING.

    PROBABLY NOT EVEN SECURITY FORCE LEADERS KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY GUERRILLAS REMAIN, BUT THE SIZE OF THE OPERATION MOUNTED AGAINST THEM INDICATES THAT MR SMITH'S GOVERNMENT SEES THE INCURSION AS A MAJOR THREAT TO ITS SECURITY.

    ARMED HELICOPTERS CONSTANTLY PATROL THE HILLY LUSH COUNTRYSIDE, AND ROADBLOCK PREVENT ANYONE GOING TOO NEAR THE ACTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVZSSFL67DU4UXHWY49RPZOXL
    Media URN:
    VLVACVZSSFL67DU4UXHWY49RPZOXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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