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Fighting between Cambodian and Thai troops erupted again today, Sunday 6th February (Live report from the battlefields)

The fighting had erupted again between Cambodian
and Thai troops at 6:30 p.m today, Sunday 6th February, at Preah Vihear
temple and at Phnom Trop which are located about 5 kilometres east of Preah Vihear temple. The fighting then spread to the nearby Chak Chreng area at 6:53 p.m.

There are reports that Cambodian troops has started to fire many rounds of BM-21 rockets at the Thai positions. Both sides are using artillery against each other.

At
7:11 p.m the fighting still continue and Thai fighter jets are flying
back and fought over the battlefields and Preah Vihear temple areas.

At 7:18 p.m Gen. Chea Dara said Cambodian troops are assaulting the Thai positions and controlled most of the battlefield positions. He said fighting erupted because Thai troops had crossed into Cambodian territories.

At 7:22 p.m Gen. Chea Dara said Cambodian
troops are fighting bravely and controlled most of the battlefields.
They still have good arsenal of BM-21 rockets. He said now fighting had
erupted at Preah Vihear temple, Chak Chreng, Phnom Trop and Ta Sem.

At 7:25 p.m Cambodian troops had unleashed many cannons of BM-21 rockets at Thai positions. Thai troops had fired 150 milimetres artillery into Cambodian territories, but missed the targets.

At 7:27 p.m Cambodian
troops had unleashed one basket of 40-cannon BM-21 rocket launchers and
hit the Thai targets, believed to have killed many Thai soldiers.

At 7:28 p.m- another basket of BM-21 rockets had been fired.

At 7:30 p.m- The Cambodian commanders reported that the Thai side ask to negotiate after being hit hard by Cambodian artillery. The Cambodian side did not agree yet and still keep fighting by launching more BM-21 rockets.

At 7:32 p.m The Thai side surrendered and there is only sporadic fighting.

According to Cambodian Express News,
the fighting this time is more fierce and intensified than Friday and
Saturday because Thai troops had fired more artillery shells intoCambodian
territories than before. It also reported that the situations at
Banteay Meanchey front lines was very tense and can erupt into armed
clashes any time.

At 7:48 Cambodian soldiers under the commander of Gen. Hing Bunheang had fired many rounds of BM-21 rockets at Thai positions.

At 7:53 The Thai side reportedly ask to negotiate with Gen. Hing Bunheang, but he did not agree yet.

At 8:14 the fighting still continue, but sporadic.

At 8:16 p.m -Cambodian troops had fired many rounds of 100 milimetre artillery shells into Thai positions.

– Cambodian troops at Ta Sem battlefields sent a message through DAP News to Prime Minister Hun Sen that Cambodian troops had not suffered any casualties and are still hitting hard and assaulting the Thai positions. They said during the fighting this time, Thai soldiers seem weaker and less brave than before.

-Cambodian troops at Ta Sem battle fields reported that Thai troops had abandoned their camps and positions at Ta Sem and Phnom Trops.

-At 8:24 p.m Gen. Sam Bopharoth had led his troops to battle against Thai troops at Choam Te. He said all Cambodian had not suffered any casualties and no troop had abandoned their positions.

-8:29 pm Thai troops are shooting at Preah Vihear temple again.

-8:30 Mr. Sovan, a commander based at Wat Keo Sekha Kirisvarak said the fighting has subsided a bit.

-8:31 pm Mr. Sovan reported that Thai troops shoot at Preah Vihear temple again.

-8:35 pm Gen. Hing Bunheang siad Cambodian side did not accept any negotiation with the Thai side, saying the Cambodian troops had hit accurately many Thai targets. he said Cambodian side had not suffered any casualties.

-8:42
pm Mr. Sovan at Svarak pagoda said Thai troops had fired 130 and 150
milimetre artillery shells at and over Preah Vihear temple.

-8:45 pm Mr. Chan Sokhon, commander of 82nd Brigade at Phnom Trop said Cambodian soldiers have more advantages than the Thai side. He said Cambodian side is in control of the situations and no casualties.

-8:53 pm. The fighting at Ta sem has subsided a little bit.

-8:55 pm- Cambodian soldiers said Thai troops had fired into many parts of Preah Vihear temple, but Cambodian soldiers had not suffered any casualties.

-Cambodian high-ranking military officials denied rumours that Thai troops had pushed Cambodian soldiers 30 kilometres deep into Cambodian territory.

9:03 p.m- a commander based at Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit headquarter said all Thai artillery shells missed their targets.

9:08 pm- the same commander said the fighting still continue.
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Casualties
on both sides have not been reported that at this stage as it is night
time and can’t see anything, except the flying of the artillery shells
overheads.

Kampuchea Thmey
has reported that the military situations along the borders in Koh Kong
and Pursat provinces remain very tense. It said that the Thai side has
brought in DK artillery, while theCambodian side responded by bringing in 40-cannons BM-21 rocket launchers.

-Kampuchea
Thmey reported that the Thai side had deployed troops and artillery
pieces from Rompeuy border point in Samlaut district in Battambang
province to Pursat and Koh Kong provinces. At 8.10 pm, Thai fighter
jets had flown over Battambang borders and in Preah Vihear, the
fighting are more fierce and intensified than the first and second
fighting on Friday and Saturday.

-Kampuchea Thmey reported that at Chak Chreng, Ta Sem and Veal Entry, Thai troops had abandoned their positions and run away because they can’t withstand the BM-21 and the Cambodian onslaught.

-Fierce
and heavy fighting happened at Chak Chreng, Veal Entry, Phnom Trop, Ta
Sem and Preah Vihear temple, Bosbov-Choam Te and Ta Thav.Cambodian troops had fired at and assaulted many Thai positions at Don Av and Phumsrol inside Thailand.

Koh Santepheap reported that at 8 p.m after more than one hour of fighting, Cambodian troops had destroyed and captured many Thai positions. It said that Thai troops had fired many 130 and 150 milimetre shells into Cambodian military barracks and at Wat Keo Sekha Kirisvarak pagoda causing substantial damages.

Cambodian Express News reported that 2 Thai fighter jets are flying back and forth over Preah Vihear temple and along the Dangrek Mountain Ranges.

-9:28 p.m-A commander from Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit said the fighting will continue until the morning.

-9:31 pm- Gen. Sam Bopharoth asked DAP News to relay the message to PM Hun Sen and our national leaders to trust the Cambodian troops 100% and that the fighting at Choam Te had subsided a bit.

-Prime Minister Hun Seen will address the nation in a few minutes.

-9:32 pm- A border commander told Kampuchea Thmey that the fighting still continue.
By Khmerization
Source: DAP News
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