• Short Summary

    OPERATION 'SILVER CITY' HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY AMERICAN TROOPS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE OPERATION AREA IS?

  • Description

    OPERATION 'SILVER CITY' HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY AMERICAN TROOPS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE OPERATION AREA IS NEAR THE CAMBODIAN BORDER KNOWN AS BINH DUONG, SOME 50 MILLS NORTHWEST OF SAIGON. AS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS HAVE BEEN STRAINED BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CAMBODIA, THE AMERICAN TROOPS ARE BEING ESPECIALLY CAUTIONS IN THEIR HUNT FOR THE COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG. A SLIGHT INFRINGEMENT COULD BRING PROTEST FROM THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT.
    BINH DUONG HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN TO BE VIETCONG HIDEOUT. TO FERRET THEM OUT FROM THE THICK UNDERGROWTH AND BUSHES, TANKS, ARMOURED VEHICLES AND ROCKET-FIRING HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS.
    UP TO NOW, THERE HAS BEEN NO PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ARMY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OPERATION WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR QUITE AWHILE.
    MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY COMMAND IN SAIGON CLAIMED THAT THE VIETCONG GUERILLAS, BOLSTERED BY NORTH VIETNAMESE REGULARS, SUFFERED THEIR WORST LOSSES FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS IN 1ST WEEK'S HEAVY FIGHTING.
    WEEKLY COMBAT FLUKES ISSUED YESTERDAY LISTED SOME 1700 VIETCONG OR NORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS KILLED IN ACTION IN THE SEVEN WAYS UP TO LAST SATURDAY. DURING THAT TIME ABOUT 70 AMERICAN AND 205 SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS DIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKXMS6UZR2N029WXAA12850Z4
    Media URN:
    VLVAKXMS6UZR2N029WXAA12850Z4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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