Heavy fighting along the Fulda-Frankfurt axis has followed the stalled the Soviet thrust against CENTAG as both sides seek to regain advantage in this critical sector.
The US V Corps has suffered heavy casualties and is reported to be running low on tanks and ammunition. Reporters claim to have seen long convoys of ambulances carrying wounded to hospitals near the French border.
The Soviet 8th Guards Army is believed to have been rendered largely combat ineffective, while the commitment of the 1st Guards Tank Army has failed to create a breakthrough despite heavy casualties.
Despite the mauling both sides have received, there seems to be no indication of a slacking in the tempo of combat in this sector.