Cambodia, Thailand dispute ramps up

Cambodia, Thailand dispute ramps up

Cambodia, Thailand dispute ramps up

Updated 19 December 2011, 10:36 AEDT

Cambodia has accused Thailand of deploying thousands of troops along their common border, stepping up a week-long standoff over disputed territory.

Cambodian officials say more than 500 Thai troops are facing at least a thousand Cambodian soldiers near the ancient Preah Vihear temple.

But they also say several thousand more Thai troops have been positioned at other points along the border.

Thailand denies there's been any military build up.

Cambodian officials also say both sides have sent more troops and heavy weapons to a spot near the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Anlong Veng, where there is more disputed territory.

The United Nations Security Council is expected to discuss the issue tomorrow, Thursday.

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