• Short Summary

    In Thailand there have been reports that former kampuchean (Cambodian) President Khieu Samphan is commanding a force of about eight thousand Khmer Rouge troops waging guerrilla war against Vietnamese-led forces in the north eastern Kampuchean (Cambodian) province of Stung Treng.

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    GV & LV Thai police at border post as three Kampuchean (Cambodian) refugees seek entry to Thailand (TWO SHOTS)
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    LV & CU newsmen filming from distance (THREE SHOTS)
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    SV PAN troops reinforcements move towards border
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    SV & CU Kampuchean (Cambodian) refugees being searched and questioned by Thai police at border check-point (TWO SHOTS)
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    SV & CU refugees escorted by armed police s they board truck (THREE SHOTS)
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    LV & SV PAN refugees and Thai police drive away from border check-point (THREE SHOTS)
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    The new People's Revolutionary Council in Phnom Penh claims to have found "dozens of corpses, many bearing marks of torture" in a school converted by the former government into a prison camp. In a report quoted by the British "Guardian" newspaper the official Sa???oramean Kampuchea news agency described the scene at the school in Phnom Penh in gruesome detail a few days after the city fell to the insurgent forces.




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    Background: In Thailand there have been reports that former kampuchean (Cambodian) President Khieu Samphan is commanding a force of about eight thousand Khmer Rouge troops waging guerrilla war against Vietnamese-led forces in the north eastern Kampuchean (Cambodian) province of Stung Treng. According to Reuters new agency the information came from a Thai military intelligence official, who was in turn quoting a high-ranking Khmer Rouge officer. Diplomatic sources in Bangkok were unable to confirm it, although they said it did not surprise them.

    SYNOPSIS: As reports of fighting between the Chinese-backed former government troops and insurgents supported by Vietnam filter into Thailand, the fl???w of refugees leaving Kampuchea (Cambodia) continues at the Thai border post at Aranyaprathet. Sources quoted by Reuters in Bangkok say about one thousand Chinese technicians and diplomats have left Kampuchea since the Vietnamese-backed forces captured the capital, Phnom Penh, earlier this month.

    All the refugees leaving Kampuchea are thoroughly searched and questioned by Thai police. Scattered fighting has been reported from various parts of Kampuchea, as army units loyal to former Prime Minister Pol Pot, who were by-passed in the insurgent thrust through the country, switched their tactics to a guerrilla war of harassment.

    A propaganda war has also developed. The Pol Pot side's radio has called on Kampucheans to rally to them, while the Phnom Penh administration says after the takeover "people walked through the capital with smiles and happiness".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENGFAEGT13TJ9N3RXH19SW1I3
    Media URN:
    VLVAENGFAEGT13TJ9N3RXH19SW1I3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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