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Filipino peacekeepers pull off ‘greatest escape’ from Syrian rebels

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Filipino peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels managed to escape safely several hours after seven hours of fighting, the military announced on Sunday.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Irish peacekeepers rescued Filipino troops in Golan Heights—report

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. It was unclear if the men were connected to an armed group that, the United Nations said, detained more than 40 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a "period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces," the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. ( AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Irish peacekeepers have rescued Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights, according to an Irish publication.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Syrian rebels engaged PH peacekeepers

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Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

Syrian rebels engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a firefight in Golan Heights on Saturday, defense and military officials said.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP chief: No regrets not pulling out troops sooner in Golan Heights

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr., and other military officials convene. AFP Public Affairs.

The Philippine military said there’s no regret in their part in not pulling out troops in Golan Heights sooner despite the previous cases of abduction and the ongoing standoff between Filipino UN peacekeepers and armed Syrian rebels.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Another PH peacekeeping team told to return to UN battalion headquarters

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Members of another Filipino peacekeeping force were ordered to return to the UN battalion headquarters to ensure their safety amid the ongoing standoff in Golan Heights.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »