Cambodian troops in Thai border skirmish

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The Independent Online

Hundreds of Cambodian soldiers camped yesterday at a cliff-top Khmer temple in the line of fire from deadly border skirmishes with Thai troops. The conflict heated up with the Cambodian leader declaring it a "real war". But a fragile truce has lasted for two days.

Cambodia's government has accused Thailand of damaging the temple complex and described it as a war crime.

Each country blames the other for starting the fighting last Friday, which over several days has killed eight people.