• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TROOPS, ASSISTING LOCAL STRATEGIC FORCES IN THE QUANG NGAI PROVINCE, RECENTLY ATTACKED A VIETCONG HIDEOUT.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TROOPS, ASSISTING LOCAL STRATEGIC FORCES IN THE QUANG NGAI PROVINCE, RECENTLY ATTACKED A VIETCONG HIDEOUT.REPORTS SAY THAT MORE THAN 50 VIETCONG WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL MORE TAKEN PRISONER.

    THE TROOPS WERE RUSHED TO THE AREA FOLLOWING REPORTS OF VIETCONG ATTACKS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS.MANY LOCAL RESIDENTS HAD FLED FROM THE AREA TO AVOID THE VIETCONG.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY SAID THAT THE VIETCONG HAD AIMED AT SABOTAGING THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, WHICH THEY DID NOT KNOW HAD BEEN POSTPONED, AND THAT THEY HAD HOPE TO OCCUPY LOCAL VILLAGES TO SERVE AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR AN ATTACK ON THE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL.THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE VIETCONG HAD BEEN ATTACKING THE VILLAGES SINCE APRIL AD HAD TWICE FAILED IN MULTIPLE ATTACKS ON THREE VILLAGES.THEY HAD FELT SURE OF THEIR SUCCESS BECAUSE THEY HAD MISTAKENLY THOUGHT THAT THE PEOPLE'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE VIETCONG WOULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY THE BUDDHIST DISPUTE.

    AFTER THE ATTACK LOCAL RESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO SEE THE CAPTURED ARMS AND EQUIPMENT FOUND IN THE VIETCONG HIDEOUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATUIKPXK4ZMS05H35DOSNGWR2
    Media URN:
    VLVATUIKPXK4ZMS05H35DOSNGWR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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