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Cambodia #259933

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
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(Studio) Rescue by Thai helicopter of former Cambodian deputy prime minister Leng Sary as Vietnam troops appear to be completing takeover reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Thailand-Cambodia Border) Details of Sary's rescue given. Uncertainty with regard to fate of deposed leader Pol Pot noted. Thai troops' preparedness for expected spillover of border fighting reported Cambodian towns mentioned. Mil. sources report that reason for quick fall of Phnom Penh was defection to rebels of many Khmer Rouge in city stated. Significance of Thai actions in rescuing Cambodians examined. China (Puerto Rico) mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) Sary reported taken to Bangkok for flight to Hong Kong, where officials say he'll go to Peking on Friday United Nations Security Council debate about Cambodia's credentials, while former leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk observed, noted. Film shown. New Cambodian government's announcement of plans to send its foreign min., Hun Sen, to New York City for debate stated. China's accusations against USSR reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter

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