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Preah Vihear temple border crossing to reopen

Cambodia and Thailand have begun a coordinated withdrawal of troops from Preah Vihear temple in preparation for the reopening of the temple’s international border crossing next week, military officials from both countries said.

The crossing has been closed since July 2008, when the disputed temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, triggering a military build-up along the border
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Sao Socheat, deputy commander of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Military Region Four, said yesterday that troops started pulling back to their bases around 30 kilometres from the temple on Sunday, in line with an agreement with Bangkok.

The Phnom Penh Post

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