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UN observers 'will be freed'

PHNOM PENH (AP) - Khmer Rouge officials have promised to order local guerrillas to free six UN truce observers, including three Britons, seized on Tuesday, Lieutenant-General John Sanderson, the senior UN military official in Cambodia, said yesterday. 'They will be released. The decision has been made (by the Khmer Rouge). It's just a question of getting it to their people on the ground.'

Earlier yesterday, 13 armed Indonesian peace-keepers, sent to negotiate a release, were allowed to provide food and fresh radio batteries to the captured men so they could maintain contact with UN officials.