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World IN BRIEF / CAMBODIA

Last Khmer Rouge Leaders Give Up

December 05, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

The last top lieutenants of the Khmer Rouge rebel force have surrendered, ending the radical group's two-decade fight against the Cambodian government, army commanders said today. Gen. Meas Sophea, the deputy armed forces chief, said eight senior Khmer Rouge commanders agreed to give up their fight after four hours of talks on Friday at a temple in northern Cambodia near the border with Thailand. In all, about 500 fighters will surrender soon, signaling the end of the rebel force, he added.

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