Philippine troops in the Golan attacked, defence ministry Says

Posted: August 30, 2014 in World News


Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are “under attack”, Philippine
Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin says.

He said the assault had started early on Saturday, but gave no details on any casualties.
In recent days the Syrian rebels have taken 44 Fijian peacekeepers hostage in the area and surrounded 75 Filipinos manning two separate UN posts.

The rebels have also seized a crossing point into the Israeli-occupied Golan.



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