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Monday, 30 April 2012

Cambodian and Thai troops clashed near Preah Vihear

By Khmerization 
Source: Koh Santepheap

Cambodian and Thai soldiers briefly clashed this Sunday afternoon, causing some injuries to both sides.

According to Koh Santepheap, the armed clash occurred today at 12:30 in the afternoon at An Sess, 7 kilometres from Preah Vihear temple, when a group of Thai soldiers shot at Cambodian troops when they went to fetch water.

The report said that a group of 10 Cambodian soldiers climbed up the Dangrek Mountains to set up a temporary post 2-3 days ago in order to prevent Cambodian loggers crossing into Thailand. In the last few years, more than 30 Cambodian loggers have been killed by Thai troops and as a result Cambodian troops are taking preventative measures to stop them from crossing to meet their deaths in Thailand.

The report added that at about 12:30 in the afternoon of today, a group of unarmed Cambodian troops went to fetch the water in a pond on top of the mountains and without warning, a group of Thai soldiers based nearby fired at them, forcing them to run back to get their weapons and they then returned fires.

The clash lasted about 10 minutes and only stopped when commanders from both sides contacted each other.

The report said that some soldiers from both sides had been wounded, but did not stress how many.

Read article in Khmer below:

ទាហាន​កម្ពុជា និងថៃ​ប៉ះ​គ្នា​​មួយ​ប្រាវ​​របួស​រៀង​ខ្លួន​ 

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Anonymous said...

These Siam soldiers were coward,only shoot at un-arms people.I hated these barbarians thief (Siamee) soldiers...teach them back and somlap pook vear joul Oy oz....

Anonymous said...

Thai always done this shit over and over again to an unarmed civilians people...They just open fire without any warning or reason? All they have to do arrest or asking them why they did this or did that? throw them in jail if they broke their law...or something? The stupid khmer soldier was so careless too..Why don't you armed yourself idiots?

Anonymous said...

You guy take an intelligent guess.

1. Khmer troops more experiences than Siam, why would they went to collect water with no weapons in their hands ? I am not believe it.

2. Preah Vihear areas are hot zones, meaning clashes could erupt any time and you tell me our troops not carry weapons with them. Don't buy that

3. Why would you sent only 10 soldiers so far away from back up 7 km away from your main forces. This is strategy is flaw.

4. We must strength our forces, the Thai thief will never give up the ideas of stealing our lands and sea areas. We must improve our forces to more professional level. We must armed them with some modern weapons air defense, accurate artillery systems, helicopters to transport them to unreachable places by foot or evacuate our injures. We must integrated our forces with electronic systems now. We can't afford an air forces at this time but we can sure go cheaper SAM systems to bring them down. I believed Cambodia can afford these systems by getting soft loan from China. We can't build nice house without a well protected fences.

Anonymous said...

I agree Khmer has more experience than Thais but their weapon are more modern and bigger. if they come in a large group of force from sea, land and in air there are no way Khmer can stop them

Anonymous said...

3:40 AM, You are right but Khmer soldiers do not want to be seen as bellicose and aggressive, that's why they have been instructed to leave their weapons went they go to get the water. If they bring weapons with them, it means they look more aggressive and it would make the Thais more aggressive and it would give an excuse to attack.

Anonymous said...

To above yes we don't want to be seen as aggressive, this I agreed. It does not mean you leave your weapons behind especially area around Preah Vihear. Well if they launch a full scale war we can't hold the attack thrusts but we can spread out our forces and attack ambush styles. Thai have no answers for this kind of war, look what happen at their southern border and this only small inexperienced Muslim. Imagine they fight against us with full forces entire army, Ex KR,EX FUNCINPEC,
Ex Son Sann forces, Hun Sen forces combine. Siam will never able to get out Cambodia alive. They wish they never invade Cambodia the first place. Vietnamese was very experienced and well organized and we still able almost bankrupt their economy by invading us in 80's. They left because that war was too high price for them, Siam got big weapons and man power but they can't compare to Vietnamese. Don't forget our forces that spread out will attack inside Thailand itself. Ambush style . If anything that us Khmers learned from long civil war, is that you don't stay same place long. Keep attack when possible, make them come look for you.

Anonymous said...

30 April 2012 1:02 PM - Why are you on the Vietnamese side?

Anonymous said...

7:09 PM
Please read carefully the comment post from April 30 2012, 01:02 PM

Anonymous said...

Well, this how Thai-Red shirt welcome us with VIP TREATMENT!! Repay us wit this kind of VIP?

Anonymous said...

1:02 PM, The Cambodian Soldiers just go to get the water, maybe about 10 meters away and it is inside Cambodian territory. They have their weapons, but if they carried their weapons Thai soldiers would think they come to fight with them.

Anonymous said...

Never trust these Thai war crime land.