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Saigon - New Offensive Suspected Saigon Fighting Flares...
New Offensive Suspected Saigon Fighting Flares By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - Viet Cong guerrillas seized homes around a key bridge on the northeastern fringe of Saigon today and allied forces began a massive counterattack with machine guns, tanks and rocket-firing helicopters. Hundreds of civilian refugees streamed into the heart of Sai• gon to escape the fighting. Columns of black smoke rose over the area. Allied officials said the Viet Cong were trying to get into Saigon after having been blocked by allied troops in the area since the May 5 enemy offensive. Some military officials expressed doubt, however, the enemy was preparing a new offensive on the capital to coincide with the resumption Monday of in the entire northern area of the city. The new outbreak of fighting in the northeastern suburb coincided with enlivened enemy action elsewhere in the country. The U.S. Command reported enemy guns brought down two American fighter-bombers and

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 25 May 1968, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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