Cambodia: Pseudo Peace

Pseudo Peace

Last week the first 527 refugees from camps in Thailand moved back to Cambodia to start a new life -- the first step in the repatriation of some 375,000 people driven from their country by a 13-year civil war. But the homecoming cannot go much further until U.N. peacekeeping troops, who will soon number 16,000, are able to defuse a battle in Kompong Thom province between ^ government forces and heavily armed Khmer Rouge units.

The battle began in January as the Khmer Rouge moved to seize more territory before the U.N. begins disarming rival forces. Khmer Rouge units under the...

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