Saturday, August 30, 2014

With Syrian Rebels Intensifying Their Attacks, UN Peacekeepers Flee Into Israel From Their Posts In The Golan Heights

Philippine Syria Troops 'Attacked' -- BBC

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.

They are believed to include members of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.

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: Report: UN peacekeepers flee Syria, enter Israel -- AP

My Comment: This is a serious defeat for the Syrian military, and it also shows how unprepared the UN is when it must confront forces that are determined to kick them out.

1 comment:

James said...

The Filipino troops I have known were pretty tough, well trained, not easily scared sob's. If these guys decide to really fight it out with Islamists, it will be interesting, and can Israel sit by on this one?