Thailand/Cambodia clash

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On the border of Thailand and Cambodia, a dispute for control of an ancient temple (known as Prasat Khao Phra Fiharn in Thai and Preah Vihear in Khmer) became violent in early February when fighting erupted for four days. Eight soldiers were killed. After intervention from the UN, the governments agreed to a cease-fire and monitoring of the temple border by international observers.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple complex was built in the ninth to 11th centuries and covers about two square miles.

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On the border of Thailand and Cambodia, a dispute for control of an ancient temple (known as Prasat Khao Phra Fiharn in Thai and Preah Vihear in Khmer) became violent in early February when fighting erupted for four days. Eight soldiers were killed. After intervention from the UN, the governments agreed to a cease-fire and monitoring of the temple border by international observers.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple complex was built in the ninth to 11th centuries and covers about two square miles.