Diên Niên – Phước Bình massacre

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Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh Massacre
Quang Ngai province
Location Tịnh Sơn village, Sơn Tịnh District, Quảng Ngãi Province, South Vietnam
Date October 9 and October 10, 1966
Target Tinh Son villagers
Attack type
Deaths 280.[1]
Perpetrators South Korean forces

The Diên Niên - Phước Bình massacre was a massacre conducted by South Korean forces on October 9 and October 10, 1966, of 280 unarmed citizens in Tịnh Sơn village, Sơn Tịnh District, Quảng Ngãi Province in South Vietnam.[1][dead link] [2][dead link] [3] The massacre was conducted in two hamlets in Tịnh Sơn village.[1] One massacre was conducted in the Dien Nien Temple in Dien Nien hamlet, the second massacre was conducted in Phước Bình hamlet schoolyard.[1] Most of the victims were children, elderly and women.[1][dead link][3] The number of dead is given as 180 by Viet Nam News.[4][dead link]

The South Korean forces are accused of conducting similar massacres in Bình An village, Bình Hòa village, Bình Tai village and Tây Vinh village in the same year.[5][6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh Massacre". Quảng Ngãi government. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b Gerassi, p.148
  4. ^ "Massacre victims remembered". Viet Nam News. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "On War extra — Vietnam's massacre survivors". Al Jazeera. 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Words of Condemnation and Drinks of Reconciliation Massacre in Vin Dinh Province All 380 People Turned into Dead Bodies Within an Hour.". Hankyoreh. 1999-09-02. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  7. ^ Armstrong, p.530


  • Armstrong, Charles (2001). Critical asian studies, Volume 33, Issue 4 :America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam. Routledge. 
  • Gerassi, John (1968). North Vietnam: a documentary. Bobbs-Merrill. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bulletin of concerned Asian scholars 7–8. Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars. 1975. 

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