>Cambodia informs UN on alleged incrusion


A newly-arrived Thai soldier, center, walks through Cambodian soldiers as he heads from the border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple which Thai soldiers have occupied Saturday, July 19, 2008 near Preah Vihear temple, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. The military stand off between Cambodia and Thailand entered its fifth day Saturday, as both sides continue to reinforce their troops ahead of scheduled talks over a disputed border area. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has sent a note to the U.N. Security Council alleging that Thai forces intruded into its territory near an ancient temple.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said Sunday that Cambodia’s mission in New York submitted a letter to the chairman of the Security Council and the chairman of the General Assembly to “draw their attention to the current situation on the Cambodian-Thai border.”

He said that Cambodia was not asking for United Nations intervention and hoped to solve the territorial dispute peacefully.

Hundreds of troops from the two countries are facing off on disputed territory near the Preah Vihear temple for which Cambodia was granted World Heritage Site status earlier this month.

The two countries are to hold peace talks Monday.

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