• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION (ICC) THIS WEEK VISITED KAMPOT PROVINCE, CAMBODIA, TO INVESTIGATE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT ALLEGATIONS THAT AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES KILLED NINE CAMBODIAN WOMEN AND THREE CHILDREN IN AN ATTACK ON CAMBODIAN TERRITORY.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION (ICC) THIS WEEK VISITED KAMPOT PROVINCE, CAMBODIA, TO INVESTIGATE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT ALLEGATIONS THAT AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES KILLED NINE CAMBODIAN WOMEN AND THREE CHILDREN IN AN ATTACK ON CAMBODIAN TERRITORY. THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT CLAIMS THAT THE ATTACK OCCURRED LAST WEEKEND, WHEN THREE LAUNCHES ON THE RIVER GIANG THANH OPENED FIRE ON A GROUP OF CAMBODIAN PEASANTS WORKING IN A RICE-FIELD.

    THE ATTACK WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE OCCURRED IN THE VILLAGE OF BAT PONLEAK, ABOUT 50 MILES (80 KMS) SOUTHWEST OF THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL, PHNOM PENH.

    MEMBERS OF THE ICC WENT TO THE VILLAGE AND WERE SHOWN COFFINS CONTAINING THE BODIES OF THE NINE WOMEN AND THREE CHILDREN. THEY SPOKE TO CAMBODIAN SOLDIERS AND TOOK NOTES FROM VILLAGERS WHO WITNESSED THE INCIDENT.

    A MORE RECENT GOVERNMENT STATEMENT HAS SAID THAT CAMBODIA WILL TAKE ALL POSSIBLE DEFENCE MEASURES AGAINST FUTURE RAIDS FROM SOUTH VIETNAM. THE STATEMENT CALLED ON THE UNITED STATES TO ACCEPT ENTIRE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INCIDENT AND DEMANDED "LEGITIMATE COMPENSATION".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49UFL7MNHQJ9E733Y5O5K6MP0
    Media URN:
    VLVA49UFL7MNHQJ9E733Y5O5K6MP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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