CAMBODIA: Stalemated Siege

"Beloved countrymen: Day by day the Phnom-Penh front becomes increasingly intense. Evacuate quickly to avoid accidents that may be caused by our raids. Come to the Liberated Zone, where your safety will be guaranteed!"

Few of the 1.5 million residents of refugee-swollen Phnom-Penh heeded this appeal last week by the clandestine radio of the Khmer Insurgents. Although artillery and rocket attacks on the Cambodian capital have already killed an estimated 340 civilians and wounded another 800 since last December, the inevitability of a rebel ground attack on the city in the near...

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