New fighting between Cambodia and Thailand near the border of the two countries 2404111

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Defense News - Cambodia / Thailand
 

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 11:00 AM

 
New fighting between Cambodia and Thailand near the border of the two countries.
 
 
Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday for a third day between Thai and Cambodian troops, with gunfire and explosions heard on both sides of the disputed border as the United Nations renewed calls for a lasting solution to the conflict.
     
Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday for a third day between Thai and Cambodian troops, with gunfire and explosions heard on both sides of the disputed border as the United Nations renewed calls for a lasting solution to the conflict.
Cambodian soldiers prepare a BM-21 rocket launcher at Oddar Meanchey province, 20 km (12 miles) near the Cambodia-Thai border April 23, 2011.
     

The fighting took place west of the disputed Preah Vihear temple, where deadly clashes erupted in February. Tee soldiers from both were killed in the first two days, 43 were wounded in the clashes around the Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples, about 150 km (93 miles) west of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple which saw a deadly four-day standoff in February.

     
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Shelling and gunfire broke out again in the same area on Saturday and claimed the life of one Thai soldier and three Cambodians, according to officials.

Parts of the Thai-Cambodian border have never been formally demarcated, causing continuing tensions between the two countries.

An international court awarded the Preah Vihear temple to Cambodia in 1962 but both sides claim ownership of the surrounding area.

     
Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday for a third day between Thai and Cambodian troops, with gunfire and explosions heard on both sides of the disputed border as the United Nations renewed calls for a lasting solution to the conflict.
Thai artillery is positioned at a base near the Thai-Cambodian border in Surin province, northeastern Thailand, Saturday, April 23, 2011.
 

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