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Cambodia / Phnom Penh Offensive #471656

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 29, 1973
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(Studio) Fighting draws nearer into capital city of Phnom Penh. Cambodian troops allegedly drive Communist troops off strategic hilltops outside capital. Heavy United States bombing support conts. around the clock near Phnom Penh. Fighting along Highway 3, SW of city,conts.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Highway 3, Cambodia) Cambodian troops try to hold off Communist troops with little success around Phnom Penh. Heaviest fighting on Highway 3. American advisers meet with Cambodian cmdrs. Citizens of Phnom Penh have been warned to arm themselves against possible Communist attack. Several foreign embassies have told their people to get out of Phnom Penh quickly. Some foreigners were prompted to leave after midwk. shelling on Phnom Penh. Cremation services held for those killed in midwk. shelling. Prime Min. says government to fight off insurgents to the end, but end looks near.

Green, Bob;
Utley, Garrick

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