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Thailand, Cambodia trade threats

October 15, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Thailand said it was ready to respond militarily if attacked by Cambodia after its smaller neighbor issued an ultimatum for Thai troops to pull back from disputed border territory.

Thailand moved more troops to a nearby area, but strictly as a defensive measure, a senior Thai army officer said.

The troops on both sides remained about 100 yards apart, said Gen. Viboonsak Neepan, a Thai army commander for the region.

Despite increasingly heated rhetoric, fighting did not break out, although the two countries disagreed on who backed down.

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