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Thai/Cambodia border clash??

 
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Kirkpatrick



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Thai/Cambodia border clash?? Reply with quote

Saw news on this today on Yahoo news. How bad is it? The article said 10 people were killing. How is this effecting border crossings from Thailand? I was planning on coming in August. Hopefully, this will cool down. Are they even allowing people to fly in via Bangkok?? What about crossing from Laos?
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timmy69



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/world/asia/24temple.html?_r=1&ref=world

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Reuters) A second day of fighting between Thai and Cambodian troops on Saturday killed at least four soldiers, bringing the two-day death toll to 11, the worst bloodshed since the United Nations called for a cease-fire in February.

Thousands of villagers have been evacuated from the disputed border area in jungles near the Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples, about 90 miles west of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple, the site of a deadly four-day standoff in February.


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Sovereignty over the ancient, stone-walled Hindu temples Preah Vihear, Ta Moan and Ta Krabey and the jungle of the Dangrek Mountains surrounding them has been in dispute since the withdrawal of the French from Cambodia in the 1950s.

Ta Moan and Ta Krabey, perched on an escarpment about seven miles apart in terrain riddled by land mines, were built in the 12th century when the Khmer empire stretched across parts of Thailand and Vietnam before shrinking to present-day Cambodia.

Thailand says that according to a 1947 map, the two temples are in its Surin Province. Cambodia rejects that claim and says they are in its Oddar Meanchey Province. Before Friday, the two countries jointly patrolled the area largely without incident.
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