Saturday, February 05, 2011

Thai army resumes intense shelling into Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province

PHNOM PENH, February 5, 2011- Thai troops resumed firing mortar rounds into Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province early Saturday into Cambodia’s location of Phnom Trap, said Cambodia’s government officials.
“Around 6:15 a.m Thai soldiers fired rounds of mortars at Cambodia’s Phnom Trap,” said the official who works for Press and Quick Reaction Unit (PRU) of the Office of the Council of Ministers. No casualties were immediately known.
“The fighting is still raging at the moment,” he said.
Cambodian Army yesterday had fierce battled to repel invading Thai forces at six locations well inside Cambodia’s territory near the U.N. listed Cambodia’s Preah Vihear Temple, the fighting had temporary ceased around 6 p.m on Friday.
(Reporting by Ek Madra in Phnom Penh)

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