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  8/31/2014, Elul 5, 5774

Philippine UN Peacekeepers Flee Syrian Siege


An officer in the Philippine army announced that 72 United Nations Peacekeepers that were besieged on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights succeeded in fleeing the area after an exchange of fire with Syrian rebels.

According to the officer, the Peacekeepers were stuck for seven hours in two different areas of the Syrian Golan before fire broke out and they were able to escape to unthreatened posts.