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Gia Lai reburies martyr remains

Gia Lai reburies martyr remains repatriated from Cambodia

The authorities of Gia Lai province held a ceremony at the martyrs cemetery of Duc Co border district on May 18 to rebury the remains of 16 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Cambodia.

A ceremony is held at the martyrs cemetery of Duc Co border district

 in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on May 18 to rebury the remains

 of 16 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives

 in Cambodia. (Photo: VNA)

In October 2019, the Central Highlands province launched a search for and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts in Cambodia for the 2019 – 2020 dry season.

During the 20th campaign, from October 22, 2019 to April 3, 2020, the search and repatriation team K52 of the provincial Military Command found and repatriated the remains of 16 martyrs from three northeastern provinces of Cambodia namely Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear.

Since its search and repatriation efforts began in 2001, Gia Lai has brought home remains of 1,428 martyrs from Cambodia.

Source: VNA

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