Vietnam 'military genius' General Giap dead at 102: government source
HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam's revered independence hero General Vo Nguen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated both the French and American armies, died on Friday at the age of 102, a government source said.
"I can confirm that General Giap died at 6:08 pm (local time) today," the source said condition of anonymity. A military source confirmed the time of General Giap's death.
General Giap, second only to late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh as modern Vietnam’s most revered figure, was a self-taught soldier and the founding father of the Vietnam People’s Army, whose guerrilla tactics inspired anti-colonial fighters worldwide.