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    THAILAND/KAMPUCHEAN BORDER AREA

    Kampuchean guerrilla officers fear a Vietnamese strike on their major base at Ampil could follow an earlier attack on the nearby base of Nong Chan.

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    1. GVs Soldier looking across border through binoculars, as gunfire is heard. (4 SHOTS) 0.20
    2. GV ZOOM INTO SV, ZOOM BACK Kampucheans walking within yards of Thai border and guards. 0.32
    3. GV Nong Chan refugee camp. 0.38
    4. GV & SV Armed Soldiers patrolling camp. (2 SHOTS) 0.55
    5. SV Nurse tending wounded refugees. 1.01
    6. SVs People with children queuing to see doctor. (3 SHOTS) 1.17
    7. GVs Refugees building in supplies and building tents, under soldiers' guard. (5 SHOTS) 1.52
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THAILAND/KAMPUCHEAN BORDER AREA

    Kampuchean guerrilla officers fear a Vietnamese strike on their major base at Ampil could follow an earlier attack on the nearby base of Nong Chan. The Khmer People's National Liberation Front (KPNLF) say that Nong Chan is still being contested, after a Vietnamese attack on November 19, but fighting is light. Vietnamese troops, who could be seen through binoculars on November 21, controlled parts of the base just inside the Thai border with Kampuchea but were making no serious attempts to press ahead. According to Thai army chiefs, the attack against Nong Chan was a diversion from the expected strike at Ampil, which could come at any time. Thai army chiefs believe the Vietnamese might be trying to pin down Nong Chan's defenders to prevent them from coming to the aid of Ampil, which is the main command post of the KPNLF, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) to the northeast. A KPNLF radio broadcast on November 23, said 22 guerrillas had been killed and 41 wounded since the Vietnamese attack at Nong Chan. A number of civilians were also reported to have been wounded by land mines. The broadcast said Vietnamese casualties were about 100 killed and more than 200 wounded. Nong Chan is the base for some 18,00 Kampuchean refugees and KPNLF guerrillas. The KPNLF is part of the United Nations-recognised coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea (CGDK) which is fighting to end Vietnam's six year occupation of Kampuchea. Vietnam backs the Heng Samrin government in Phnom Penh, and says it intends to withdraw its troops from Kampuchea in five or ten years. An estimated 200,000 Vietnamese troops are based in Kampuchea.

    Source: REUTERS, BANGKOK

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7CY4FAXJ5KXJV2NRPC3PKIQL
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7CY4FAXJ5KXJV2NRPC3PKIQL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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