• Short Summary

    In the Khmer Republic, government and South Vietnamese forces are taking part in a joint operation in the Parrot's Beak area, south-east of Phnompenh near South Vietnam's border.

  • Description

    In the Khmer Republic, government and South Vietnamese forces are taking part in a joint operation in the Parrot's Beak area, south-east of Phnompenh near South Vietnam's border.

    It is taking place near Highway One in Svey Rieng Province. The operation is going ahead despite the fact that South Vietnamese forces based at Krek to the north withdrew back to their own country without warning, leaving the Khmer defence less.

    Relations between military leaders of the two countries were sourced by the move, but here in the Parrot's Beak both forces are co-operating closely in the sweep to clear Communist sanctuary areas.

    The South Vietnamese withdrawal left Khmer troops and civilians no alternative except a hasty retreat. Hundreds of families fled south to seek refuge in the Parrot's Beak where conditions were securer -thanks to the presence and joint efforts of Khmer and South Vietnamese forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHCMARQK8UQC8922YE6T27IRF
    Media URN:
    VLVADHCMARQK8UQC8922YE6T27IRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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