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News in Brief: Latest from Preah Vihear

reports said that a top Thai commander named Sowatchai , who was a
commander of Thai black-clad soldiers at Samobok Khmum, was seriously
wounded by Cambodia’s BM-21 rockets. The report said that he was injured
during the fighting on Sunday night 6th February. The source said a
lower-ranking Thai soldier has leaked this information to Cambodian

-PM Abhisit Vejjajiva has urged the UN Security
Council, which is meeting in New York 10 p.m tonight Cambodia time,
which is 10 a.m New York time, that the Khmer-Thai border conflict be
resolved through bilateral negotiations, but Cambodia rejected the Thai
offer and insisted on a multilateral talks, or at least with a third
party present.

-Gen. Srey Doek said last night Thai troops had
exploded 30 hand grenades in order to provoke a fight with Cambodian
troops. He said Thai troops had exploded hand grenades every night for
the last few nights on the left side, right side and in front of Phnom
Trop hilltop.

-At Thai border opposite Pailin, there are reports
that Thailand had sent large number of troops to the area and had also
evacuated Thai villagers living nearby to areas far away from the

-At Koh Kong border, many Cambodian villagers had left
their villages, fearing fighting is imminent after they saw large number
of Thai troops being sent to the areas.

-On Sunday 13th
February, Cambodia had sent many tanks and armoured personnel carriers
to the Banteay Meanchey border by travelling through Sirisophorn city
(Sisophon city).

By Khmerization
Source: Kampuchea Thmey
Categories: Local News
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