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Situation in South Vietnam No. 8 (as of 7:00 A.M. EST)
Date of Creation:
February 2, 1968
Date of Declassification:
October 6, 1983
Type of Document:
Intelligence memorandum
Level of Classification:
Status of Copy:
Pagination, Illustration:
6 p.
The Communist Tet Offensive continued into its fourth day with Communist forces resisting allied mopping-up operations within, or on the outskirts of key cities throughout South Vietnam. The fighting in Saigon is subsiding; however, the Communists still maintain strong positions in the provincial capitals of Hue, Kontum, Ban Me Thuot, Da Lat and several cities in the delta provinces. Enemy losses continue to soar with US military authorities in Saigon claiming well over 10,000 Communists killed in the first three days of fighting. An additional 3,000 suspect Communists have reportedly been detained. By contrast only some 1,700 individual and crew-served enemy weapons have been recovered in the fighting. Friendly losses now total 559 killed (232 US) and some 2,300 wounded (1,000 US).
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