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Binh Phuoc (VNA)
– Steering board 1237 of southern Binh Phuoc province will step up the search for and repatriation of martyrs’ remains by collecting information.

Along with building a martyr database and search area maps, the steering board will work with Cambodian localities and authorities to find soldiers graves.

In 2015, the provincial Military Command’s team K72, which is responsible for repatriating the remains of the Vietnamese soldiers in Cambodia, collected 36 sets of remains in 11 districts and towns, heard a conference held in Dong Xoai commune on June 1.

The provincial group and its Cambodian counterparts Kampongthom and Kratie provinces signed an agreement to search for and repatriate soldiers who died in Cambodia.

During the 2014-2015 dry season, 141 sets of Vietnamese martyrs’ remains were found in Vietnam while 132 other sets were found in Cambodian military zone 3.

About 4,000 Vietnamese soldiers who died during wartime are still in Cambodia. The two countries have targeted completing the majority of the search and repatriation of remains by 2020.-VNA