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Salvadoreans may run out of bullets, US officials say

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Reagan administration officials said Tuesday that El Salvador's troops could have less than 30 days of ammunition left. They added that the country needed some $60 million in US military aid quickly, and discounted congressional suggestions that the United States was sliding into increased military involvement in El Salvador, much as it did in Vietnam. The Reagan administration said it was studying the possibility of increasing the ceiling of 55 American military advisers in El Salvador, but was not considering easing restrictions on their military role.

Salvadoran guerrillas, meanwhile, said they launched a new drive in the country's northwestern part with the capture of a strategic town.

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