Fighting erupts at Preah Vihear

Reports of machine gun and rocket fire have emerged from the disputed border area around Preah Vihear today, a say after the ultimatum set by the Cambodian PM for Thai troops to leave. Both sides have accused the other of shooting first and are sending reinforcements to the area.

Thailand, Cambodia On Brink Of War
Bernama, 15 October 2008

Shots exchanged on Thai-Cambodian border
The Guardian, 15 October 2008
Fighting erupts along Thai-Cambodia border: officials
AFP, 15 October 2008

Thai, Cambodian troops exchange gunfire on border: Cambodia
AFP, 15 October 2008

Thai, Cambodian troops exchange border gunfire
Reuters, via Yahoo News, 15 October 2008

Fighting breaks out at Thai-Cambodian border
AP, via IHT, 15 October 2008

Thai troops gathering near disputed border area: Cambodia
AFP, 15 October 2008

Thailand, Cambodia spar over border troop positions
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 15 October 2008

Thai troops deployed to cope with Cambodia
AP, 15 October 2008

Indonesia hopes Cambodia, Thailand to exercise restraint
Antara, 15 October 2008

PM: Thailand won’t ignite border clash
Bangkok Post, 15 Octboer 2008

FACTBOX – Preah Vihear, a source of Thai-Cambodian tension
Reuters India, 14 October 2008

Thailand surprised by Cambodia border threat
Bangkok Post, 14 October 2008

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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