Cambodia: Rumors of More War

Rumors of More War

Had the Khmer Rouge, whose genocidal rule of Cambodia from 1975 to 1978 invited the invasion of Vietnamese troops, really attacked the capital, Phnom Penh? Had Prime Minister Hun Sen been forced to flee to Viet Nam? Was Battambang, the country's second largest city, truly "burning brightly," as Khmer Rouge radio claimed? Amid the welter of conflicting reports coming out of Cambodia last week, all that seemed clear was that the level of hostilities was growing. The Khmer Rouge, one of three resistance groups fighting the Hun Sen regime, did toss six grenades in downtown Phnom Penh -- though without frightening...

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