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    North Vietnam has just released film which claims to show the aftermath of raids carried out two weeks age (23 May) by U.

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    North Vietnam has just released film which claims to show the aftermath of raids carried out two weeks age (23 May) by U.S. aircraft on the city of Nam Ha.

    According to the North Vietnamese, the aircraft dropped bombs on civilian targets within the city, and industrial contra located 37 miles (about 60 kilometres) south of Hanoi.

    Besides inflicting heavy damage to property, Hanoi claims the American air strikes killed 25 civilians and wounded another 80.

    The North Vietnamese say that one U.S. aircraft was downed during the attack and its pilot captured by the local militia. They say the pilot will be shown to the public sometime this month.

    Nam Ha lies just north of the twentieth parallel and is the third largest city in North Vietnam after Hanoi and Haiphong.

    SYNOPSIS: North Vietnam has just released film which purports to show the aftermath of a U.S. bombing raid on the industrial town of Nam Ha, located 37 miles south of the capital of Hanoi.

    Nam Ha is an industrial centre and North Vietnam's third largest city. Hanoi says the raid took place on 23 May, and the damage seen here filmed two days later.

    According to Hanoi, the American air strikes were not confined to military targets. They say bombs fell on civilian areas of the town, killing 25 people and wounding another 80. During the attack, militia forces are said to have shot down one U.S. aircraft and captured its pilot.

    A school, a spinning mill, a civilian club, a telegraph office and scares of homes are among these buildings the North Vietnamese say were destroyed during the American strikes. In all, Hanoi claims U.S. aircraft and warships of the American Seventh Fllet have bombarded the town on more than 100 occasions since the middle of last April.

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