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SUWARYt FORWARD HOST RCUIEOSIT IOI3 IN MR IV WERE EVACUATEDEB AFTER HEAVY ENEMY ATTACKS. SUA if* CLASH REPORTED EAST OF KHONG SEDONE. TROOP LIFT AIRCRAFT CRASHED SOUTHEAST OFE KG. ENEMY HABED PRESSURE AGAINST SAM THOUG POSITIONS. END SM1ARY.

Ill HR IV, ATTACK AGAINST MOST POSITIONI WEST OF BAN

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REFT EL A> CWlllSO THROUGH NIGHT AND INTOES WHEN POSITION WAS REPORTED SURROUNDED. RELIEF COLUMN ARRIVED LATE AFTEREB BUT DEFENDERS MAD ALREADY VITHDRAWR SOUTH AND WEST TO UNKNOWN LOCATION WITH UNKNOWN CASUALTIES. I WEST OF BAN GNIKWAS ALSO EVACUATED AFTER SING SHELLED AND REPORTEDLY SURROUNDED ATMF. RLAF STRIKES YIELDED BOANEMY PR OBAILEORTARS DESTROYED AND ANOTHER DAMAGED.

IN MR IV, SHARP CLASH WITHBATTALION APPROXM EAST OF KHONG SEDONE

ON 4 FEB RESULTED IN FRIENDLY KIA,IA, 3 ENEMY

KIA AND ESTIMATED IB WIA. THERETTACKS UY

FIRE AGAINST1 JUNCTION POSITIONS FRIENDLY

VIA) ARO ONE CLASHt* WEST SOUTHWEST OF

BAN KENG GNAO (NO CASUALTIES).

MR II, THERETTACKS BY FIREAGAINST SAM THONG POSITIONS WERE St ALL CLASHESMI SOUTHEAST OF LONG TIENGHIA). SKYLINE RIDGE PATROL FOUND BODIES

CF 5 NVA AND ONE FRIENDLY. POSITION NORTHWEST OF PA DONG WAS AGAIN HEAVILY SHELLED WITHOUT CASUALTIES. NORTH OF PDJ, THERELASHES, ONE SHELLING AND ONE MINE INCIDENT SOUTH AW SOUTHWEST OUAK LONGEB (ONE FRIENDLYNEMY SHELLED REFUSE VILLAGE NORTH OF PHU CUM WITH UNKNOWN CASUALTIESEB. USAFRUCKS DESTROYED ANDAMAGED ON PDJ AND ALONGOTH NORTHEAST AND WEST OF PDJ AS WELL AS ONEM GUN OESTROYED AND ORE7 MM GUN DAMA3ED.

A. AIR AMERICA CARIBOU CRAS>-'SD VICISITY PHA KKAOPPROXI SOUTHEAST OF LONG TIENG ON 4 FEB WHILE ROVING MR III TROOPS. PRELIMINARY

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RET OR! ON CAUSE OF CRASH INDICATED ENGINE FAILURE.

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TO BANGKOK, ORE LAO CREWMAN KILLED, ORE SOLDIER KILLED, OLDIERS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND OLDIERS INJURED.

5. IH MR V, ENEMY SHELLEDM SOUTH OF HUONG KASSY (FROM WHICH FRIENDS HAD ALREADYAS WELL AS BATTALION COMAS POSTCt FARTHER SOUTHEB <NCNE CLASH OCCURRED IS HI SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF HUONG KASSY WITHOUT CASUALTIESEB. ARMOHEO CAP OVERT UR RED APPROX KM NORTH OF VANG VIENGEB, KILL IMG ONE AND INJURING 4. 0 REFUGEES MCVED ntOI HUONG KASSY AREA TO VANG VIENG AREA DURING WEEKEB. STILL UNCONFIRMED UPDATE OF CASUALTIESOSS OFHOU KHOUN (SEE VIENTIANE 3 AND ICICATED RIENDLY KIA, WIATILL HIA.

6. IR MR I, POSITION APPROXM NORTHEAST OF LUANG PRABANG WAS SWELLED WITHOUT CASUALTIESEB. CASUALTY UPDATE FROM LOSS OF POSITION NORTH OF LUANG PRABANG ONAN (SEE VIENTIANE NDICATED RIENDLYIA, ORTaOS AND ONE REC01LLESS RIFLE LOST. APPROX 3IBB REFUGEES MOVED CLOSER TO LUANG PRABANG AFTER LOSS OF KIOU KA CHAM DURING WEEK ENDING 4 FEB. GP-4. GXLEY

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