November 06, 1970 : South Vietnamese forces attack into Cambodia

Introduction

South Vietnamese forces launch a new offensive into Cambodia, advancing across a 100-mile-wide front in southeastern Cambodia. The new offensive was aimed at cleaning out border sanctuaries and blocking North Vietnamese forces from moving through Cambodia into South Vietnam. The 6,000-man South Vietnamese task force pulled out on November 11 after failing to find new Communist troop sanctuaries. Forty-one enemy soldiers were reportedly killed in the operation.

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November 06, 1970 : South Vietnamese forces attack into Cambodia

  • Author

    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 06, 1970 : South Vietnamese forces attack into Cambodia

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-attack-into-cambodia

  • Access Date

    December 18, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks