Strategic Belonia bulge of East Pakistan has been liberated by Mukti Bahini. This now poses?
Strategic Belonia bulge of East Pakistan has been liberated by Mukti Bahini. This now poses direct threat to the Military cantonments of Comilla and Chittagong. Rail communications between the two areas have been badly affected. Mukti Bahini is now directly threatening FENNI thereby the objective cutting off communications between Comilla and Chittagong seems to have been achieved. Radio Pakistan has been denying the fell of Belonia bilge, but driving deep on the main road inside East Pakistan, Visnews cameramen reached Fulgazi town. (Earlier report on Munshinhat the forward position shipped on 27/11 shot on 26/11 was covered via the guerilla trial). The town of Fulgazi lay deserted. The rail station was lying immobilized with abandoned pakistani bunkers all around. The High School, where Pak army had been billeted was also deserted with abandoned and captured bunkers all around. Mines had not been cleared yet. The town market wore a ghost look with shops having been looted allegedly by Pak Army men and their collaborators. A few hawkers were gathered in a corner of market and selling vegetables. The town itself was to tally deserted, though presence of few hawkers and buyers war evidence of return of people into town. I also came across a group of villagers who were carrying food for the men of Mukti Bahini in forward areas. They were led and escorted by a commando of the Bahini. Villagers have been giving protection and support to the men of Mukti Bahini.