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Cambodian Troops Bulldoze Villagers’ Crops in Bid to Seize Land

Troops assigned to a light infantry unit destroyed village fields in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province on Monday in a bid to expand the property used by a commune set up for retired army soldiers, sources said.

By RFA

Kampot, Cambodia, October 30, 2015

RFA

Troops assigned to a light infantry unit destroyed village fields in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province on Monday in a bid to expand the property used by a commune set up for retired army soldiers, sources said.

Crops and fruit trees were destroyed in the operation as about 30 soldiers armed with sticks and knives moved in with bulldozers against villages surrounding the Decho Akpewat commune, vowing to return on Wednesday to finish their work, one village chief told RFA’s Khmer Service.

 

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