New fighting breaks out at Preah Vihear border

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A small firefight broke out between Thai and Cambodian forces near the Preah Vihear border, reportedly when Thai troops encroached onto Cambodian territory. No casualties were reported, and both sides have moved quickly to the discussion table.

Thai Army Rangers clash with Cambodian troops near Preah Vihear temple
MCOT News, 24 January 2010

Khmer and Thai troops clash at border near temple
DPA, via The Nation 24 January 2010

Cambodia, Thai troops clash
AP, via Straits Times, 24 January 2010

Cambodia reports clash with Thai troops on border
AA, via Jakarta Post 24 January 2010
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Cambodia hands Thailand a US$2 million bill

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A diplomatic note sent from Cambodia is billing Thailand $2 million for damages suffered during the most recent firefight at the Preah Vihear temple in early April. Rockets allegedly fired from the Thai troops destroyed a Cambodian market next to the controversial World Heritage Site.

Cambodia tells Thailand to compensate for damage in border disputes
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 12 May 2009

Absurd demand prolongs border dispute
The Nation, 13 May 2009
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Talks progressing, Cambodia puts blame on Thailand for latest altercation

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Some progress has been reported at the latest round of talks between Thailand and Cambodia, but the Cambodian press places the blame for the latest firefight firmly on Thailand.

Cambodia, Thailand say progress made in border talks
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 07 April 2009

Thais at fault in fatal border shooting: govt
The Phnom Penh Post, 07 April 2009
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