A Final, Bloody Chapter

As efforts are made to bring Pol Pot to justice, defections and battles destroy the last remnants of his Khmer Rouge

Choan See was just 12 years old when he became a Khmer Rouge soldier in 1983. See was proud "to kill Vietnamese" in the war to end the occupation of his country, but after Hanoi finally withdrew its troops in 1989, he longed for an end to the fighting. His wife and three children, however, were kept as virtual hostages in the Khmer Rouge stronghold of Anlong Veng, close to the Thai border, and he had little choice but to stay with the guerrilla army in its fight against the Phnom Penh government. "Life was very hard," See says. "All that...

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