After three days of clashes between the Thai and Cambodian military on the border near Sri Saket province in Thailand (with both sides blaming the other for starting first), the Cambodians have protested to the UN over what they view as Thai aggression. The first letter dated February 5 is signed by the Cambodian Foreign...
BBC: Cambodia says a disputed 11th Century temple – a UN World Heritage site – has been damaged during continued cross-border clashes with Thai troops. Part of Preah Vihear temple collapsed after a Thai bombardment, officials said. Thailand has not commented. … “A wing of our Preah Vihear temple has collapsed as a direct result...
UPDATE: As of 10 p.m., Thai TV Channel ThaiPBS reports that the fighting has ceased. NationChannel reports that fighting ceased at 9:45 p.m. after negotiation between both sides. After clashes on Friday and Saturday, this evening there are further clashes on the Thai-Cambodian border. AP: Fighting erupted Sunday between soldiers along Cambodia’s disputed border with...
BP has already blogged on the skirmishes on Friday, but there were also additional clashes on Saturday where the Thais have confirmed at least 1 soldier was killed. At this point, it is still unclear how many civilians or soldiers died, but the Bangkok Post has the following report: Government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said they...
Have already blogged on the border skirmishes yesterday afternoon, but last night Thai Army C-in-C Prayuth held a combative press conference. The press conference was held at 20:30, but did not air until around 22:15 (and on the the Army’s Channel 5). Matichon has a video and partial transcript here. Below is a summary: Prayuth...
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