A Cambodian soldier waves to others sitting on a rocket launcher truck riding along a street in Phnom Penh, in the early hours of August 12, 2017. (AFP / TANG CHHIN SOTHY)
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The leaders of Cambodia and Laos vowed Saturday to recall troops from a disputed border area where tensions have been flaring for months, after the premiers held an emergency meeting.Some 30 Laos soldiers have been stationed in Cambodia's northern Stung Treng province since April to halt the construction of a road, according to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The spat escalated on Friday when Hun Sen started sending military vehicles up to the area, giving Laos an ultimatum to retreat in six days or face military action.
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