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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR- WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS, 79604rSUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 30, 1970-ONE HUNDRED PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS IQc DAILY-20- SHN PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) Aided by 50 teen-age commandos, Cambodian gov- ernment troops drove off an en- emy attack Saturday five miles south of, this capital city. The fighting raged for eight hours. At one point, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at- tackers, supported by local guerrillas, got within 40 yards of government' lines. The battle marked the latest round in. a series of probing as- saults against Phnom Penh's outer defense lines. The commander, of the gov- ernment troops estimated the enemy force at 300 men, includ- ing a large number Cambodian guerrillas. It marked the first time any sizable number of lo- cal guerrilla fighers were in ac- tion near the capital. 'The defending government force also numbered about 300 of which 250 were government regulars and the other 50 were teen-age recruits. The enemy tosses were un- kniown. The attack force dragged their' casualties off the battlefield. Losses to govern- ment troops were said to be two killed and two wounded. The attack was aimed at the government positions at Moat Krasar Krao, a locality well within artillery and rocket range of Phnom Penh: .'Before they left thfe area, the attackers scattered leaflets call- ing on the government soldiers to rally to .their side and join the fight against "American imperi- DAY Anoduted
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