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Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights clash with Syrian rebels

Published on Aug 30, 2014 4:57 PM
 
Filipino UN peacekeepers cross the Quneitra checkpoint between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on March 9, 2013. Philippine soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

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".

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