• Short Summary

    Communist-led insurgents launched a series of attacks around Phnom Penh, the capital of the Khmer Republic on Wednesday (1 January).

  • Description

    Communist-led insurgents launched a series of attacks around Phnom Penh, the capital of the Khmer Republic on Wednesday (1 January). It was reported that the attacks forced thousands of refugees hundreds of them injured - to retreat to the capital.

    The Khmer Government termed a defence perimeter of armoured personnel carries to check the advance.

    A number of incidents were reported on the day. Two rockets were hurled into the city centre. but he casualties were reported.

    However, two were killed a sharp exchange of automatic weapon fire between insurgent forces and government troops five miles (8 kms) north of the city.

    Eye witnesses reported a sharp exchange of automatic weapon fire between insurgent forces and government troops five miles (8 kms) north of the city.

    Military sources said government outposts along the east bank of the Mekong River directly opposite Phom Penh had fallen to Khmer Rough insurgents.

    It is believed that during the "New Year Offensive", the insurgent have made their deepest thrust toward the capital since only, 1973, when heavy American bombing stopped an insurgent drive short of the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3JXNZX4OS9JMUXY1B7TFYVER
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3JXNZX4OS9JMUXY1B7TFYVER
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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