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Preah Vihear temple suffered significant damages by Thai shells

Cambodian
Foreign Ministry has issued a statement (pictured) claiming that Thai
shells, fired during a three-hour armed clashes with Cambodian troops
at 3 p.m Friday yesterday, had caused significant damages to the world
heritage-listed Preah Vihear temple and also caused the deaths and
injuries to 10 Cambodian soldiers.

The statement said that Thai
troops had entered deep into Cambodian territories in 3 spots to attack
Cambodian troops, namely in Khmum area (Sombok Khmum), which is located
about 500 metres from the staircase of Preah Vihear temple, Veal Entry,
which is situated 1,12o metres inside Cambodian territory and Phnom
Trop, which is situated 1,600 metres inside Cambodian.

The
statement had also accused Thai troops of firing many 130 milimetres
and 155 milimetres artillery shells as deep as 20 kilometres inside
Cambodian territory.

It said that Cambodian troops have no
choice, but to use self-defence rights to protect Cambodian sovereignty
and territorial integrity.

By Khmerization
Source: CEN
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