• Short Summary

    Cambodian government troops are making a major effort to recapture the town of Srang, 30 miles (45 kms) south-west of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

  • Description

    Cambodian government troops are making a major effort to recapture the town of Srang, 30 miles (45 kms) south-west of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. The government forces were driven out of Srang last Sunday (August 30th). On Tuesday (September 1st), they fought their way back to within half a mile of the town.

    In Tuesday's fighting, the government troops stationed themselves int he rice paddies, with a leafy thicket screening them from the entrenched Communist forces in the town. The Cambodian air force swept into action to bombard the town, and the ground troops made use of the diversion to inch their way forward through the water.

    The Cambodian forces had the advantage in numbers, but the defenders were more experienced and had the greater firepower. As a result they were able to force the government troops back, and inflict a number of casualties. The Cambodian forces withdrew, dragging their wounded away with them over the rough and waterlogged ground.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAXRVR8Y92B89DW6PGEOEABYWD
    Media URN:
    VLVAXRVR8Y92B89DW6PGEOEABYWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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