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More soldiers abroad

Twenty members of RCAF’s National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance left for Lebanon last night, becoming the latest in a growing number of Cambodian soldiers to take part in UN missions abroad.

Sem Sovanny, director-general of the unit, said that 1,237 Cambodian soldiers have taken part in such UN missions since they were first dispatched in 2006, with contingents operating in Lebanon, Chad, Syria, Central African Republic and Sudan.

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