Hun Sen: Thai troops must also leave border DMZ
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Hun Sen: Thai troops must also leave border DMZ

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister says Thai soldiers must be withdrawn from disputed border territory at the same time as his country’s troops to comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice.

Prime Minister Hun Sen told reporters Friday that the mutual withdrawal will stop flare-ups of fighting in the area and benefit both countries.

The Netherlands-based court on Monday created a small demilitarized zone along the border around the centuries-old, Cambodian-owned Preah Vihear temple and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw. Neither Cambodia nor Thailand has set a date for doing so.