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  7/5/2013, Tammuz 27, 5773

Philippines to Stay in UNDOF Only with More Security


The government of the Philippines said, Friday morning, that its contingent of more than 300 soldiers will remain in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights only if security around them is increased. Members of the force were kidnapped in two separate instances this year.

Austria pulled its troops out last month as fighting between Syrian rebels and government troops got close to the area.