• Short Summary

    RENEWED BORDER SHOOTING INCIDENTS BETWEEN THAILAND AND CAMBODIA HAVE PUT THAILAND'S AIR FORCE AND NAVY ON ALERT.

  • Description

    RENEWED BORDER SHOOTING INCIDENTS BETWEEN THAILAND AND CAMBODIA HAVE PUT THAILAND'S AIR FORCE AND NAVY ON ALERT. THE LATEST ALLEGED INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 9 IN TRAD PROVINCE, ABOUT 270 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BANGKOK. BOTH SIDES WERE SAID TO HAVE SUFFERED CASUALTIES.

    THAILAND CLAIMED THAT SINCE JANUARY THIS YEAR, CAMBODIA HAD LAUNCHED 72 ATTACKS ON HER BORDER VILLAGES AND ON EACH OCCASION, HER TROOPS HAD USED HEAVY ARTILLERY INCLUDING MORAARS AND MACHINE GUN.

    THAILAND SEVERED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CAMBODIA IN OCTOBER, 1961. IT WAS THE RESULT OF AN ALLEGATION BY THAILAND THAT THE LATTER HAD ALLOWED THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC TO USE HER TERRITORY TO LAUNCH COMMUNIST SUBVERSION INTO THAILAND AND VIETNAM.

    ON WEDNESDAY (APRIL 20), A GROUP OF THAI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS VISITED THE ATTACKED VILLAGES TO ASCERTAIN THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE. THE VILLAGES ARE NAMED BAN HAAD LEK AND TALAD KLONG YAI, IN TRAD PROVINCE. THE OFFICIALS SAID SOME 938 VILLAGERS WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE TO NEARBY DISTRICTS FOLLOWING THE SURPRISED ATTACKS.

    MEANWHILE, THAI AIR FORCE AND NAVY HAD BEEN ORDERED TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION AGAINST CAMBODIA IF FIRING INTO THAI TERRITORY CONTINUED. LAST MONTH, THAI INTERIOR MINISTER, MR. PRAPHAS CHARUSTHIEN, ALLEGED THAT FIVE CAMBODIAN GUERILLAS ARRESTED IN THAILAND'S BORDER AREA, ADMITTED THEY WERE SENT TO CYMATE TROUBLE IN THE FRONTIER REGION. HOWEVER, CAMBODIA HAS DENIED THIS ALLEGATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA354OBF658M8ZSVN7DGOLBPNPG
    Media URN:
    VLVA354OBF658M8ZSVN7DGOLBPNPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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