• Short Summary

    Kampuchean guerrillas claim they could march into Phnom Penh within two months if they were given arms.

  • Description

    Kampuchean guerrillas claim they could march into Phnom Penh within two months if they were given arms. ammunition, food and medicine. Thai military authorities estimate the guerrilla group who call themselves the National Liberation Government of Cambodia, has attracted 25 thousand followers.

    SYNOPSIS: The guerrillas say they hold a belt of land a few kilometres wide along the Thai border dotted with camps. This one, about 54 kilometres (30 miles) north of Aranyaprathet is called Moulinaka and its soldiers are equipped with rocket launchers and firearms.

    Moulinaka has 300 guerrillas who say their leader is Prince Soriavong, one of Prince Sihanouk's cousins. The guerrillas are fighting for the return of the former head of state. they say they want to root out both communist factions.

    They claim a large following among the refugees who have fled the vietnamese offensive in their thousands. These people have suffered from malaria but the guerrillas have promised them food.

    Most of the refugees lie listless under the trees, but some talk of other camps up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Moulinaka where guerrillas are preparing for the Vietnamese advance, which could involve 30 thousand men. The camps are fortified with minefields, booby traps and earthwork defences.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABQP3HXDSLL8LE4J7W7SNHNQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAABQP3HXDSLL8LE4J7W7SNHNQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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