September 23, 2010
Cambodia began Thursday a military exercise in northwestern parts of the country, a senior military official said.
Chhum Socheat, spokesman of Ministry of National Defense, said the military exercise began Thursday morning at Phnom Veng, about 350 kilometers northwest of the capital Phnom Penh.
Deputy prime minister and minister of national defense Tea Banh is presiding over the drill.
It is the second military exercise in three months in Cambodia.
In July, Cambodia conducted a two-week multi-national military exercise with code name "Angkor Sentinel 2010" and involving about 1,000 forces from 26 countries and two international organizations.