Hundreds of Cambodian troops were pulled back from the disputed border area with Thailand on August 8.

The troops were withdrawn from Choam Te border area, located some 20 kilometers east of Preah Vihear Temple , to their former camp in Kampong Thom province.

Kun Kim, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, who presided over the pull-back ceremony, said the redeployment of the troops was made at the order of Prime Minister Hun Sen following the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month.

However, the pull-back was made at border areas outside the provisional demilitarised zone that defined by the ICJ's order only.

On August 5, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his cabinet members that the situation along the Cambodia-Thai border has been eased, especially, after the Pheu Thai Party won last month's general election.

The Cambodian leader also advised the Ministry of Information and other ministries as well as military to improve environment of trust so as to have good cooperation with the Pheu Thai-formed government.

Cambodia and Thai troops have engaged in many times of fighting since July 2008 when Preah Vihear temple was enlisted as the World Heritage site. Dozens of troops and civilians on both sides had been killed and tens of thousands of civilians had fled home for safe shelters./.