Hun Sen orders troops to border provinces after drones overfly Cambodia

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered 500 troops and 200 anti-aircraft weapons systems to four northeastern provinces bordering Vietnam on Tuesday, to hunt down drones that allegedly violated the country’s airspace, according to Cambodian media.

Hun Sen said the drones are believed to be operated by “ethnic insurgents” in Vietnam, but Vietnamese authorities have denied that the aircraft were theirs. The Cambodian leader ordered the drones to be shot down.

“This is to prevent all forms of invasion or espionage, while we do not yet know the origin of those drones,” he said, adding “The only way to deal with them is to shoot them down.”

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