December 26, 1967 : Laos says communists launched an offensive

Introduction

Laotian Premier Souvanna Phouma reports that North Vietnamese troops have started a general offensive against government forces in southern Laos. Phouma reported that at least one battle was being waged near Pha Lane, but said Laotian troops appeared to be in control of the situation. On December 29, North Vietnam denied that its forces began a drive in Laos, but it was supporting the communist Pathet Lao in their long-time campaign against the Royal Lao government.

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December 26, 1967 : Laos says communists launched an offensive

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    December 26, 1967 : Laos says communists launched an offensive

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/laos-says-communists-launched-an-offensive

  • Access Date

    October 22, 2017

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