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The Cambodia–Thailand border dispute began in June 2008 as the latest round of a century-long dispute between Cambodia and Thailand involving the area surrounding the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple, located in the Dângrêk Mountains between the Choam Khsant district in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia and the Kantharalak district in the Sisaket province of Northeastern Thailand. According to the Cambodian ambassador to the United Nations, the most recent dispute began on July 15, 2008 when about 50 Thai soldiers moved into the Keo Sikha Kiri Svara pagoda vicinity located in Cambodia's territory at about 300 meters from the Temple of Preah Vihear. Thailand claims that demarcation has not yet been completed for the external parts of the area adjacent to the temple itself which was judged to be Cambodian by the International Court of Justice in 1959. By August 2008, the dispute had expanded to the 13th century Ta Moan temple complex 14°20′57″N 103°15′59″E / 14.34917°N 103.26639°E 153 km west of Preah Vihear, where Cambodia has accused Thai troops of occupying a temple complex on Cambodian land. The Thai foreign ministry had denied that any troops had moved into that area until several were killed there in April 2011. An agreement was reached in December 2011 to withdraw troops from the disputed area. (via Freebase)