Teams set off for Cambodia to seek martyr remains hinh anh 1Military officers offer incense to repartriated remains (Photo:VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – Search teams from Military Zone 7 and Military Command of southwestern Tay Ninh province set off for Cambodia on November 1 to continue looking for remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives during the war. 

Nguyen Thanh Ngoc, Vice Chairman of Tay Ninh People’s Committee and head of the provincial steering for martyr remains repatriation, said that Cambodian authorities and residents had reported on 346 graves of Vietnamese martyrs in five provinces of Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin. 

During the 2016-2017 dry season, the K70 and K71 search teams plans to repatriate 130 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers from Cambodia. 

From November 2015 to June 2016, the teams repatriated 344 sets of Vietnamese martyrs’ remains from the neighbouring country, bringing the total number to 3,874.-VNA