Effective USStrikes Reported NorthwestSaigon
2. st North Vietnamese Regiment has suffered heavy casualtiesesult of2 strikes northwest of Saigon in recent weeks,to prisoner reports. One man, from the 3rd Battalion ofst, says that his unit was bombed in early October and that half of the troops in the battalion were killed. North Vietnamese battalions operating in the South normallytrengthen. econd prisoner reports that the 1st Battalion ofst was struckn mid-October anden killed.
3. Allied field reports indicateid in fact strike the general area, the Boi Loi Woods along the Hau Nghia-Tay Hinh Province border, at the times reported by the prisoners. st Regiment reportedly lost anen killedattle near the Boi Loi Woodsctober. If casualties were suffered as reported, the over-all combat effectiveness ofst Regiment has probably been severely impaired, at least for the near term.