Massive Bomb Unearthed in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu: A M117 bomb, dropped by the USAF sometime in the 1970’s was found discovered in Kong Pisey district, Kompong Speu province.

These bombs, often dropped from B-52 bombers, weigh 340 kilograms.

Heng Ratana, director-general of CMAC, confirmed the find was reported to CMAC, which was inspected on February 11, 2019.

CMAC has scheduled its removal on Feb. 12 after inspecting the condition.

Cambodian territory was bombed from 1963 to early 1975, and data released in 2000 under President Bill Clinton, revealed 2.8 million tons of explosives were dropped on the country. Operation Menu and Operation Freedom Deal were two of the more well known examples.

The yellow patches on the map below show targets in the southwest bombed by B-52’s over this period.

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