CAMBODIA: Asphyxiating the Capital

The first rocket of the day fell on the fruit market and killed seven people. The second fell 30 meters from the tennis courts at the Cercle Sportif and thereafter, for once, the courts remained unused. Four hours later the bombshell hit: a 107-mm. rocket slammed into a crowded street in front of the Monerom Hotel, killing eleven people instantly and maiming a dozen more; a flaming Honda was catapulted onto a pedicab whose lone occupant was already dead.

Despite such daily scenes of horror, the besieged Cambodian capital of Phnom-Penh held...

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