Battle of Kompong Speu

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Battle of Kompong Speu
Part of Vietnam War
Date June 12–16, 1970
Location 11°16′N 104°19′E / 11.26°N 104.32°E / 11.26; 104.32 (Kompong Speu)Coordinates: 11°16′N 104°19′E / 11.26°N 104.32°E / 11.26; 104.32 (Kompong Speu)
Kompong Speu, Cambodia
Result ARVN and Cambodian Victory
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
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 Kampong Speu. The town was captured by Communist forces on June 13 but was retaken by allied forces on June 16.


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  • Maitland, Terrence; Peter McInerney (1983). The Vietnam Experience: A Contagion of War. Boston, Mass.: Boston Pub. Co. ISBN 0-939526-05-0.