UN court orders Thai, Cambodian troops to withdraw from temple area

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July 18, 2011
United Press International    
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"The International Court of Justice Monday ordered the withdrawal of both Thai and Cambodian troops from near the disputed Preah Vihear Temple. ... The 11-to-5 ruling from the U.N. high court at The Hague stemmed from a request from Cambodia seeking clarification and interpretation of the June 15, 1962, judgment relating to the ancient Hindu temple. The court unanimously rejected Thailand's request for dismissal of the Cambodian case. The 1962 judgment awarded the temple to Cambodia but the surrounding border areas are claimed by Thailand." (07/18/11)


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