• Short Summary

    DEAD AND WOUNDED SOUTH VIETNAM TROOPS FROM THE BATTLE AROUND THUAN MON AND THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF CHEO REO 220 MILES (350 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON CONTINUE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE SOUTH VIETNAM CAPITAL.

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    DEAD AND WOUNDED SOUTH VIETNAM TROOPS FROM THE BATTLE AROUND THUAN MON AND THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL OF CHEO REO 220 MILES (350 KMS) NORTH OF SAIGON CONTINUE TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE SOUTH VIETNAM CAPITAL.

    AT CHEO REO FIGHTING HAS APPARENTLY REACHED TEMPORARY STALEMATE AFTER THREE DAYS OF SAVAGE FIGHTING. VIETCONG REGULARS INVOLVED ARE ESTIMATED TO NUMBER AT LEAST A REGIMENT. TWO ELITE AIRBORNE BATTALIONS OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE SENT IN TO BRING OUT THE WOUNDED, DEAD AND THE LIVING FROM A TOWN REGARDED AS UNTENABLE. REPORTS SAY THE LATEST SOUTH VIETNAM CASUALTIES ARE: 23 DEAD AND 48 WOUNDED; 4 AMERICANS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 3 WOUNDED.

    THE RELIEF GROUP FLOWN TO THE AREA WAS HOLDING FIRM, ALLOWING THE EVACUATION TO BE CARRIED OUT BY HELICOPTER, BUT THESE RELIEVING TROOPS HAD BEEN UNABLE TO LINK UP WITH THE GARRISON AT HUAN MON.

    SOUTH VIETNAM AND AMERICAN AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN STRAFING THE VIETCONG IN THE AREA BUT THE PRESSURE ON THE GROUND TROOPS IS INTENSE.

    INTELLIGENCE REPORTS FROM THE AREA SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT THE 10,000 STRONG 325TH NORTH VIETNAMESE DIVISION HAS MOVED INTO THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AREA BRINGING WITH IT 105 MM HOWITZERS. RAIN CLOUDS LIKELY TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS WILL GIVE THESE TROOPS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CARRY OUT A MAJOR BLOW AGAINST SOUTH VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAGUTY561EP220W0YK88MSSKQL
    Media URN:
    VLVAGUTY561EP220W0YK88MSSKQL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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