Cambodia-Thailand Temple Dispute Escalates

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PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia — The standoff between Bangkok and Phnom Penh over control of temples along the border of the two countries escalated after Thai troops moved into and occupied another holy site in the disputed border region. The second temple at Ta Moan Thom is about 200 miles west of Preah Vihear. A Cambodian government spokesman said Cambodian soldiers would work to avoid any showdown with Thai troops, who were ordered into the area after UNESCO responded to lobbying by Cambodia and listed Preah Vihear as a World Heritage site. Reports said 70 Thai soldiers had been occupying the […]

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