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Remains of Vietnamese soldiers found in Kep.

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:02 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Vietnamese remains found in Kep
The remains of three Vietnamese soldiers were found in Kep province’s Prey Thom commune last Thursday and were returned to Vietnam on Friday.

Provincial police chief Major General Ung Sam Ol said the remains dated back to the civil war. They were found by farmers digging in the soil on their pepper plantation and the Cambodian military worked with their Vietnamese counterparts to verify the remains. “The skeletons have been buried for a long time, since the war era, and they were almost decayed,” Maj. Gen. Sam Ol said.

According to the Defense Ministry, in 2016 researchers from Vietnam and Cambodia managed to find and repatriate 720 sets of remains belonging to Vietnamese soldiers stationed in Cambodia between 1979 and 1989...
[Minister gives detailed list of numbers and locations of remains found.] ... nd-in-kep/