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Fall of the Last Khampa Stronghold- Gen Yidham Kyap, Kham Tihor


Fall of the Last Khampa Stronghold- Gen Yidham Kyap, Kham Tihor
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Outnumbered and outgunned, the Khampa rebels lost their last major stronghold of Sertha mountians to the Red Army in the Spring of 1959. Forced out of their base, a group of almost 200 fighters fled to U-Stang under difficult and tiring circumstances. Gen Yi Dham Kyap recollects the first part of that epic journey and the initial onslaughts by the PLA forces. After almost a year of enduring journey through many inhospitable terrains and 33 major battles with the Red Army, they finally reached the border.

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