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    UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES IN SOUTH VIETNAM REPORT THAT FIFTY ONE VIET CONG TROOPS WERE KILLED DURING A SWEEP BY UNITED STATES INFANTRYMEN NEAR DUC PHO. 325 MILES (500 KM) NORTH OF SAIGON BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.

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    UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES IN SOUTH VIETNAM REPORT THAT FIFTY ONE VIET CONG TROOPS WERE KILLED DURING A SWEEP BY UNITED STATES INFANTRYMEN NEAR DUC PHO. 325 MILES (500 KM) NORTH OF SAIGON BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.

    THE AMERICAN TROOPS WERE TAKING PART IN AN OPERATION KNOWN AS 'OREGON'. AMERICAN MILITARY REPORTS SAID 26 VIET CONG WERE KILLED ON WEDNESDAY. ELEVEN OTHERS WERE KILLED IN AIR STRIKES.

    THE OPERATION WAS CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF OUR INFANTRY DIVISIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE FAMOUS 101ST. AIRBORNE DIVISION, NICKNAMED 'SCREAMING EAGLES'.

    IN ADDITION TO KILLING FIFTY ONE VIET CONG. THE TROOPS CAPTURED SIX TONS OF RICE. THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS. SIXTEEN PRISONERS WERE TAKEN FOR INTERROGATION. THE AMERICAN FORCES REPORT THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES AMONG THE INFANTRYMEN.

    DURING THE SWEEP ARMY MEDICAL TEAMS TREATED MORE THAN 300 VIETNAMESE VILLAGERS. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY REFUGEES WERE MOVED TO A RESETTLEMENT CENTRE NGHIA HANH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7MNZAVCZNFOIJBOFFV9AEDAD
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7MNZAVCZNFOIJBOFFV9AEDAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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