Preah Vihear: Ceasefire brokered

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The Phnom Penh Post reports that a ceasefire has been brokered between the Thai and the Cambodian forces over recent fighting near the Preah Vihear temple. Weapons fire from the last round of fighting reportedly damaged the ancient temple and the prolonged dispute has strained relations between both countries.

Preah Vihear, wikicommons image

Border ceasefire brokered
Phnom Penh Post, 20 February 2011
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UN trying to mediate between Thailand and Cambodia over Preah Vihear border

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The situation at the Thai-Cambodian border near Preah Vihear remains tense as the UN tries to mediate talks and a ceasefire between the two countries.

Thailand-Cambodia border dispute: UN calls for truce
BBC, 14 February 2011

Abhisit needs to move fast over Cambodia row
The Nation, 15 February 2011

Unesco must help create peace, not war
Bangkok Post, 15 February 2011

Cambodia Says Thais Used Cluster Bombs in ‘War of Aggression’
Bloomberg, via Jakarta Globe, 15 Feb 2011

UN urges peaceful Thai-Cambodia settlement
AP, via Jakarta Post, 15 Feb 2011

Unesco to hear Thai viewpoint
Bangkok Post, 15 Feb 2011

Security Council urges restraint
Phnom Penh Post, 15 Feb 2011

Tourist bodies issue warning
Phnom Penh Post, 15 Feb 2011
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Preah Vihear hostilities declared at end

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At last! After 13 months, it looks like the Thai and Cambodian armies facing off at Preah Vihear have agreed to end hostilities and abide by a new border demarcating the territories.

Peace at Preah Vihear: army
Phnom Penh Post, 25 August 2009

Cambodia to cut troop numbers at temple site disputed by Thailand
The Nation, 25 August 2009

Thai, Cambodian army chiefs say temple hostilities over
Monsters & Critics, 25 August 2009

Border troops to stand down as Preah Vihear conflict cools
Phnom Penh Post, 24 August 2009
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