Thai plane violated Cambodian air space

10 August 2009
Translated from Khmer by Socheata

Thai plane violated Cambodian airspace three times on 08 August, in spite of the fact that Thai troops have agreed to remove the barbed wires and concrete fence installed in Phnom Trop zone. General Chhum Socheat, spokesman of the minister of Defense, told The Rasmei Kampuchea on Saturday morning that a Thai spy plane circled around the border in Preah Vihear temple 8 times and on 3 occasions, the plane flew above the fourth temple (Koborak No. 4). He added that “When we asked them, they said that their plane was flying to protect their delegates who were visiting their troops inside Wat Keo Sekha Kiri Svarak Pagoda.” However, Chhum Socheat indicated also that Thai troops removed the barbed wires installed in front of their trenches in Phnom Trop already on Saturday morning. He explained that the 350-m long barbed wires were all removed at 10AM on Saturday. Thai troops also build 150-m long by 2-m high concrete fence, and they promised to remove them by Sunday.

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