ANLONG VENG DISTRICT, Oddar Meanchey Province – In a different world, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) might have banked on Anlong Veng to form the heartland of its campaign to win this month’s national election. The most steadfast of the Khmer Rouge’s former strongholds, Anlong Veng’s leaders waged a guerrilla campaign against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen for almost two decades. Troops from the district were also accused of triggering the July 1997 fighting in Phnom Penh by moving to join forces with Prince Ranariddh’s Funcinpec in an ostensible putsch against Mr. Hun Sen. Fighters
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