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UN Secretary-General expresses concern over Thai-Cambodia clashes

UN Secretary-General expresses concern over Thai-Cambodia clashes

By Mon, Feb 07, 2011 11:00AM UTC Comments Off UN Secretary-General expresses concern over Thai-Cambodia clashes

The UN released the following statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by reports of repeated armed clashes between 4 and 6 February 2011 between Cambodia and Thailand around their common border area, which has reportedly claimed a number of lives and led to the displacement of civilians and destruction of property....

Thai army spokesman: We won’t talk with Cambodia anymore

By Mon, Feb 07, 2011 10:15AM UTC Comments Off

The Nation: Thai Army spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd vowed early Monday to carry out tit-for-tat attacks against Cambodia and troops of two countries exchanged artillery shelling until 2 am Monday. Sansern said the Thai Army would carry out no more talk with its Cambodian counterpart as Cambodian troops always started firing first. Shortly after 8...

Cambodia calls for the Security Council to intervene over clashes

By Mon, Feb 07, 2011 9:47AM UTC Comments Off Cambodia calls for the Security Council to intervene over clashes

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...

Has Thai-Cambodia fighting damaged Preah Vihear?

By Mon, Feb 07, 2011 8:30AM UTC Comments Off

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...

New clashes on the Thai-Cambodian border UPDATE New ceasefire

By Sun, Feb 06, 2011 10:23PM UTC Comments Off

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...

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