Thai-Laotion Border Clash 1987-1988

[ 1987 - 1988 ]

...a major dispute arose in December 1987 over territory claimed by Laos as part of Botèn District in Xaignabouri and by Thailand as part of Chat Trakan District in Phitsanulok Province. The fighting that ensued claimed more than 1,000 lives before a cease-fire was declared on February 19, 1988. The origin of the dispute was the ambiguity of the topographic nomenclature used in the 1907 Franco-Siamese border treaty over the area of the Nam Heung, up which Fa Ngum's army had traveled in the fourteenth century.

Total Casualties 1000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 1000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Thailand (Siam) and Laos 1987 1988 View
Thailand (Siam) and Vietnam 1987 1988 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
RPD Manportable Machine Guns
RPG-2 Manportable Rocket Launcher

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