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Border troops leave front line for harvest

Troops from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces stationed along the Thai-Cambodian border near the Preah Vihear temple have been recalled to harvest rice. “We sent some of our soldiers to harvest rice to secure our military’s supplies for the following year,” Sem Yo, commander of Battalion 404 said yesterday. He added that since the rice paddies were within 7 kilometres of the border, the soldiers would be ready to return to the front lines if security deteriorated at the border and Thai soldiers were to pose a threat to Cambodian security. Ten Navun, an officer in Battalion 404, said yesterday that the situation with Thailand has improved and that the military was focusing on making sure the army had sufficient stores of food.

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