Monday, 2 May 2011

Fighting still going at Cambodia-Thailand border

via CAAI


Soldiers of Cambodia and Thailand continued exchanging fire in the disputed border area for the 10th straight day, turning a blind eye to the reached ceasefire agreement and commitments to solve all disputes peacefully.

The two sides exchanged automatic weapons fire overnight and before dawn of the May Day, Thai regional army spokesman Col. Prawit Hukaew said.

Cambodian government spokesman Phay Siphan said the fighting took place around Ta Krabey and Ta Moan temples, which are in the two countries’ disputed area.

No casualties were reported from the April 30-May 1 fighting.

However, the clash, which broke out on April 22, killed at least 16 people and left nearly 100,000 civilians to evacuate.

This fighting was the sixth between the Thai and Cambodian armies since 2008 over the land border area, where both claim ownership. The area, in which stand 1,000 year-old ancient temples, has been the subject of dispute for more than a century.


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