Cambodia Issues Ultimatum to Thailand to Withdraw

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) _ Cambodia's prime minister has issued
an ultimatum to Thailand to withdraw its troops from a disputed
border area by noon or face a ``life-and-death battle zone.''
Prime Minister Hun Sen's warning Tuesday came amid rising
tensions over a disputed stretch of border near the 11th-century
Preah Vihear temple.
Hun Sen accuses Thai troops of advancing on a border area near
the temple in an attempt to occupy Cambodian land.
Hun Sen warns that he has ``set the timeline for them to
withdraw by 12 o'clock.'' Noon in Cambodia is 1 a.m. EDT.
He says that he had ordered Cambodia's army chiefs to ``take
full responsibility over this area. It is a life-and-death- battle
zone.''

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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