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    SEVERAL THOUSAND RHODESIAN TROOPS ARE TAKING PART IN A MOCK EXERCISE AGAINST "TERRORISTS" IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF RHODESIA, BORDERING ZAMBIA.

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    SEVERAL THOUSAND RHODESIAN TROOPS ARE TAKING PART IN A MOCK EXERCISE AGAINST "TERRORISTS" IN THE NORTHERN REGION OF RHODESIA, BORDERING ZAMBIA. THE EXERCISE, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES UNITS OF THE AIR FORCE, BEGAN LAST MONDAY AND WILL CONTINUE FOR TWO WEEKS.

    FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE, IT'S BEEN ASSUMED THAT A LARGE BAND OF INSURGENTS HAVE MASSED IN THE NORTHERN AREA ARMED WITH RIFLES, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, AND BOWS AND ARROWS, AND UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF "A FORMER ANGLO-INDIAN BRIGADIER."
    THE SITUATION, SAYS AN ARMY PRESS RELEASE, "HAS BUILT UP FROM LOCAL POLITICAL INCIDENTS TO OUTRIGHT DEFIANCE TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND USE OF VIOLENCE." ORDERS TO THE TROOPS TAKING PART IN THE MOCK EXERCISE ARE TO CAPTURE INSURGENTS, WHERE POSSIBLE, TO "ASSIST OUR SOURCES OF INFORMATION" BUT TO "SHOOT TO KILL, AS NECESSARY."
    THE ARMY IS SUPPORTED IN THE OPERATION BY AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS AND FIGHTER RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT. MR. IAN SMITH THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER, VISITED THE MOCK EXERCISE AREA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO REVIEW THE TROOPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE87TK5XA4APJVD5RVV2CQILJF
    Media URN:
    VLVAE87TK5XA4APJVD5RVV2CQILJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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