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Cambodian, Thai Border / Refugee Problems #239637

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 22, 1975
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(Studio) New Cambodian leader Khieu Samphan says Khmer Rouge to follow neutral and nonaligned policy. At one point on Thai border, 200 Thai troops massed to prevent Khmer Rouge incursions into Thai territory.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Thai, Cambodian border) Border road blocked to discourage influx of Cambodian refugees as well as Khmer Rouge. Khmer Rouge want 1000 refugees now in Thailand to be returned; refugees crossed over shortly after insurgent takeover. Most refugees afraid of being killed if they return.
REPORTER: Mike Smitowsky

Cronkite, Walter;
Smitowsky, Mike

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