• Short Summary

    NEAR AMPHILL, KAMPUCHEA AND SISAKET, THAILAND

    Thai border troops have been placed on alert because of heavy fighting between Vietnamese troops and forces belonging to Son Sann's Khmer People's National Kamlang-Ek, said the alert was ordered because of the fighting some 10 kilometres (six miles) inside Kampuchea's western province of Battambang.

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    SOUND
    1. GV KPNLF troops displaying automatic weapons, with sounds of shells in background. (2 SHOTS) 0.22
    3. GV KPNLF troops on patrol in jungle. (3 SHOTS) 0.48
    4. SVs Troops take cover in trenches, and prepare weapons. (4 SHOTS) 1.09
    5. GV Shells explode in distance as troops move forward. (3 SHOTS) 1.26
    6. SV Troops return for engagement. (3 SHOTS) 1.49
    7. CUs Dead soldiers. (3 SHOTS) 2.05
    MUTE
    8. GV Crowds gather for funeral of dead soldiers. 2.11
    9. SV Funeral procession. Coffin and pall-bearers, crowds. (3 SHOTS) 2.29
    10. SV Grieving widow. (3 SHOTS) 2.38
    AMPHILL, KAMPUCHEA
    11. SV On board helicopter, soldier with automatic weapon pointing to terrain below. (2 SHOTS) 2.56
    12. SVs Blindfolded prisoners behind barbed wire enclosure. (4 SHOTS) 3.17
    InitialsJS/JRS


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    Background: NEAR AMPHILL, KAMPUCHEA AND SISAKET, THAILAND

    Thai border troops have been placed on alert because of heavy fighting between Vietnamese troops and forces belonging to Son Sann's Khmer People's National Kamlang-Ek, said the alert was ordered because of the fighting some 10 kilometres (six miles) inside Kampuchea's western province of Battambang. Thailand expected further clashes between the Vietnamese troops and the Chinese-backed Kampuchean resistance forces. Meanwhile, China and Vietnam have accused each other of cross-border aggression. Western diplomats have linked the accusations to the fighting along the Thai-Kampuchean frontier. Hanoi Radio claimed that several Chinese battalions, said to have invaded Vietnam, had been beaten back with heavy losses. Peking said its troops had killed or wounded more than 20 Vietnamese trying to lay mines in Yunnan province. Both sides reported similar exchanges last April when Chinese artillery bombarded Vietnamese border positions as a way of helping Khmer Rouge guerrillas fighting Vietnamese troops in Kampuchea. Recently, Son Sann attended a funeral for two of his KPNLF soldiers killed by shrapnel in fighting near Amphill. Thailand has said it does not expect to become involved in the fighting, but the Thais claimed on March 29 to have captured 10 Vietnamese soldiers five kilometres (three miles) inside their territory near Sisaket. Bangkok later changed its claim, saying it held 17 Vietnamese, mostly captured by Khmer Rouge. Vietnam denied the Thai claim, saying it was "part of Thailand's fabrication of Vietnamese aggression against Thailand".

    Source: DALE MILNE AND CHANNEL FIVE ARMY TV

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEJAKL67BXZ2HW1WWP53E3EN0U
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJAKL67BXZ2HW1WWP53E3EN0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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