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Localities intensify efforts to gather fallen soldiers’ remains

Hanoi, May 12 (VNA) - Localities across the country are continuing with efforts to search for and gather remains of fallen soldiers 40 years after the end of the war.

At a conference on the issue held by the southern province of Binh Phuoc on May 11, Nguyen Huy Phong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee instructed promoting the use of mass media communication in the search for martyr remains.

He asked the provincial military command and local Steering Committee on the Search and Repatriation of the Remains of the Fallen Soldiers to sort and systemise information on martyrs and possible search locations while focusing on international cooperation to recover martyr remains in Cambodia.

In 2014, the province’s military command found and laid to rest the remains of 33 martyrs killed in the locality; only four of them were identified. Local teams also repatriated 99 sets of remains from Cambodia.

Elsewhere, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang held a ceremony on May 11 to re-bury the remains of five fallen soldiers at the Vi Xuyen War Martyrs Cemetery. The remains were found on May 6 and believed to be of soldiers who were killed during the border war nearly 30 years ago.

According to the Steering Committee on the Search and Repatriation of Remains of Fallen Soldiers, 6,093 sets of remains have been found and laid to rest since 2012.
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