>Photos from casualties from armed clashes between Cambodian Thai troops
4 ខែកុម្ភៈ 2011 § បញ្ចេញមតិមួយ
|(All photos: CEN)|
Cambodian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement (pictured) claiming that Thai shells, fired during a three-hour armed clashes with Cambodian troops at 3 p.m Friday yesterday, had caused significant damages to the world heritage-listed Preah Vihear temple and also caused the deaths and injuries to 10 Cambodian soldiers.
The statement said that Thai troops had entered deep into Cambodian territories in 3 spots to attack Cambodian troops, namely in Khmum area (Sombok Khmum), which is located about 500 metres from the staircase of Preah Vihear temple, Veal Entry, which is situated 1,12o metres inside Cambodian territory and Phnom Trop, which is situated 1,600 metres inside Cambodian.
The statement had also accused Thai troops of firing many 130 milimetres and 155 milimetres artillery shells as deep as 20 kilometres inside Cambodian territory.
It said that Cambodian troops have no choice, but to use self-defence rights to protect Cambodian sovereignty and territorial integrity.