Vietnam's Gen Giap dies at 102
- Published: 4 Oct 2013 at 20.54
- Online news:
HANOI - Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who drove the French out of Vietnam to free it from colonial rule and later forced the Americans to abandon their grueling effort to save the country from communism, has died.
At age 102, he was the last of Vietnam's old-guard revolutionaries.
Giap died Friday evening in a military hospital in Hanoi where he had spent close to four years growing weaker and suffering from long illnesses, a government official and a source close to Giap said.
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