Monday, April 24, 1972
Reds Hit Svay Rieng, Surrounding Villages
Brig. Gen. Sray Meas said he wants to open Highway One to Svay Rieng and the South Vietnamese border as soon as possible.
But the general added it would probably be several days before thousands of Khmer troops massed on the highway would be ready for the assault.
The high command spokesman said so far more than 500 soldiers, mostly from the captured town of Kompong Trabek, have reached safety with 175 women and children.
A Cambodian officer at the most forward position on the highway said a Khmer battalion overrun at the village of Prey Poun had trekked across 16 miles of swamp and rice paddies to reach Khmer lines.
"2 Pilots Nab Mystery Plane", by (UPI), published in the Pacific Stars and Stripes on Monday, April 24, 1972 and reprinted from European and Pacific Stars and Stripes, a Department of Defense publication copyright, 2002 European and Pacific Stars and Stripes.
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