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Battle of Kompong Speu
Part of Vietnam War
DateJune 12–16, 1970
Location11°15′36″N 104°19′12″E / 11.26°N 104.32°E / 11.26; 104.32 (Kompong Speu)Coordinates: 11°15′36″N 104°19′12″E / 11.26°N 104.32°E / 11.26; 104.32 (Kompong Speu)
Kompong Speu, Cambodia
Result ARVN and Cambodian Victory
Belligerents
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Army Flag of South Vietnam.svg Army of the Republic of Vietnam
Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg FANK
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Strength
1,400 ARVN 4,000
Cambodian Army 2,000
Casualties and losses
183 killed Flag of South Vietnam.svg 4 killed, 22 wounded
Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg unknown

The Battle of Kompong Speu began on June 12, 1970 when the combined forces of the South Vietnamese and Cambodian Armies fought to recapture the provincial capital of Kompong Speu. The town was captured by Communist forces on June 13 but was retaken by allied forces on June 16.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Bowman, John S. (1989). The Vietnam War Day by Day. New York: Mallard Books. ISBN 0-7924-5087-6. 
  • Maitland, Terrence; and Peter McInerney (1983). The Vietnam Experience: A Contagion of War. Boston, Mass.: Boston Pub. Co.. ISBN 0-939526-05-0. 

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