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Operation Birmingham
Part of the Vietnam War
Date 24 April–17 May 1966
Location Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam
Result Tactically indecisive
Viet Cong successful withdrawal
Belligerents
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of South Vietnam Republic of Vietnam
FNL Flag Viet Cong
Units involved
United States 1st Infantry Division
Flag of South Vietnam ARVN 5th Division
Viet Cong 9th Division
Casualties and losses
United States 45 casualties U.S. claim: 119 killed

Operation Birmingham was a military operation of the Vietnam War in War Zone C, north of Saigon. The US 1st Infantry Division and the ARVN 5th Division conducted operations on the eastern flank of War Zone C. The goals were opening Route 13 from Saigon to the north and engaging the Viet Cong 9th Division. The Viet Cong successfully managed to withdraw beyond the Cambodian border, after having only 100 soldiers killed by US and South Vietnamese forces; along with that are 500 tons of weapons, ordnance, rice, salt and other foods seized by anti-communist forces.

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