Title:EL SALVADOR: STREET FIGHTING IN SAN SALVADOR SUBURB / RIGHT-WING PARAMILITARY GROUP CARRIES OUT SEARCHES
Date:1st February 1981
Summary:SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR (RECENT 1981) (REUTERS)
Street fighting in San Salvador suburb of San Antonia Avac
National guards searching for guerrillas
Pedestrians being stopped and searched
Bus being stopped
Right-wing paramilitary group pushing people into car, searching them for guns in a violent manner
Location:El Salvador, El Salvador
Story Text: The guerrilla fighting in El Salvador is taking on civil war proportions. Reports indicate that up to 30 people a day are killed in offensives by the guerrillas and counter-attacks by government troops, and raids by right-wing death squads.
The vice-president of El Salvador's Democratic Revolutionary Front has said no government could win a war against its own people. He cited the example of Nicaragua, and claimed the people of El Salvador were on his side. The government has carried its campaign against the guerrillas into the media. Radio announcements throughout the day carry the message that the nation is in danger "the Communists are threatening us" radio reports claim.
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