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    PARIS, FRANCE/NEAR NONG CHAN REFUGEE CAMP, KAMPUCHEA

    The Prime Minister of the exiled coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea (GCKD), Mr Son Sann, has accused Vietnam of using chemical weapons against resistance groups in his country.

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    FRANCE (RIHOUET)
    1. GV: Reporters seated at news conference 0.03
    2. SCU: Mr Son Sann speaking (FRENCH SOT) as reporters listen (3 shots) 1.15
    KAMPUCHEA (BURNS)
    3. GV: Smoke rising in distance near Nong Chan refugee camp near Thai border. 1.24
    4. SV: Khmer guerrillas standing at the ready infield. 1.30
    5. GV: Smoke rising from refugee camp in distance. 1.41
    6. GV: Crowds of refugees leaving camp and heading for Thai border (2 shots) 1.53
    7. GV: Khmer guerrillas in field. 2.16
    8. SV PAN: Badly wounded Khmer guerrilla on stretcher (4 shots) 2.39
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    Background: PARIS, FRANCE/NEAR NONG CHAN REFUGEE CAMP, KAMPUCHEA

    The Prime Minister of the exiled coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea (GCKD), Mr Son Sann, has accused Vietnam of using chemical weapons against resistance groups in his country. Speaking in Paris on February 2, Mr Son Sann told reporters the Vietnamese had been using poison gas since September 1982 in attempts to crush opposition to the Communist Heng Samrin regime they back in Kampuchea. The exiled prime minister also attacked Hanoi for killing and seriously wounding more than 100 Kampuchean refugees in a camp near the Thai border on January 31. Heavy shelling caused about 10,000 refugees to flee from the Nong Chan border camp which is the main site for distributing international food aid to an estimated 200,000 displaced Kampucheans now living along the Thai frontier. The refugees are largely controlled by the non-Communist Khmer Peoples National Liberation Front (KPNLF) lad by Mr Son Sann. The KPNLF believed the Vietnamese raid -- the biggest since the start of the current dry season -- was in retaliation to a previous guerrilla attack on a major vietnamese artillery base near the frontier. The KPNLF guerrillas held the ase for three weeks before being forced back by a Vietnamese counter-attack.

    Source: REUTERS - PIERRE RIHOUET/GARY BURNS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LM02LB63F18ME0ULUI2F3XEH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LM02LB63F18ME0ULUI2F3XEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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