Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights clash with Syrian rebels
Published on Aug 30, 2014 4:57 PM
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila on Saturday.
More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers had been trapped at two posts in Syria. Gazmin said one group had been "extricated" from their position but the second group "is now under attack".