• Short Summary

    Khmer Republic, troops have launched a new operation against an estimated 700 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrillas operating around the village of Kantuot, about 15 miles south of Phnom Penh.

  • Description

    Khmer Republic, troops have launched a new operation against an estimated 700 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong guerrillas operating around the village of Kantuot, about 15 miles south of Phnom Penh. The Government forces are under the command of Colonel Lon Non, brother of the country's Prime Minister, Marshall Lon Nol. The troops made their first advance through paddy fields under the protective barrage of artillery fire. Villagers from Kantuot were evacuated as the operation began. Colonel Lon Non would not disclose the number of troops in the operation, but he said he had sufficient men to match the communists. There were no early contacts between the two forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO835506BXQWU6LLR8FG46SQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO835506BXQWU6LLR8FG46SQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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