Former Vietnamese president, who led invasion of Cambodia that ousted Khmer Rouge, dies at 99

Hanoi – Gen. Le Duc Anh, a Communist Party hard-liner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia, which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, has died at 99.

Duc Anh, who was born in 1920, spent much of his life in southern Vietnam, where he joined the communist war effort against the French and then the United States.

Duc Anh died late Monday “following a long illness,” the government and state media announced.

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