Friday, April 29, 2011

Border Clashes Continue Between Thailand And Cambodia

Thai army tanks travel on a road near the Thai-Cambodia border in Surin province April 28, 2011. (Sukree Sukplang/Courtesy Reuters)

Thai-Cambodia Ceasefire Breaks Down -- Al Jazeera

Border skirmishes continue for an eighth day as both sides accuse the other of breaking a short-lived truce.

A brief ceasefire between Thailand and Cambodia has broken down, shattering hopes for a quick end to the border conflict as the two sides exchanged fire for an eighth day.

Field commanders agreed to the truce in a meeting at the disputed border on Thursday. But Cambodian Colonel Suos Sothea said the Thai army fired artillery shells into Cambodia again on Friday and small arms fire crackled anew around the Ta Krabey temple, which lies in a disputed zone along the frontier.

"We cannot trust the Thais," he said. "Yesterday they said they'd stop fighting and now they are attacking us again."

The death toll since the clashes has risen to 16.

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More News On The Border Clashes Between Thailand And Cambodia

Thai-Cambodia clashes resume despite truce -- BBC
Thai-Cambodia border clashes resume -- UPI
Soldier and civilian killed in fresh fighting -- Asia One
Thai soldier dies as ceasefire with Cambodia breached -- Reuters
Cambodia Seeks Court Ruling on Dispute With Thailand -- Voice of America
Thai-Cambodian border dispute heads to Hague as commanders meet again -- Christian Science Monitor
Domestic issues fuel Thai-Cambodian spats -- Asia Times
Can Thailand and Cambodia Step Back from the Brink? -- Joshua Kurlantzick, Council On Foreign Relations
Thailand and Cambodia: The Endgame? -- Joshua Kurlantzick, Council On Foreign Relations
Thailand and Cambodia clash: The guns that won’t fall silent -- The Economist

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