Filipino UN Peacekeepers 'Under Attack' in Golan Heights

By: Spoon in News

Around 75 Filipino ground forces are holding their post at Position 68 as the tension and crisis continues in Golan Heights.

Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin made a confirmation yesterday about the Filipino peacekeepers in firefight with the Syrian rebels in Golan Heights. The troops are 'under attack' after the Filipino soldiers refused to surrender their firearms to the rebels, the GMA news reports.

The clash between the Filipino UN peacekeepers and Syrian militant group started around 6 a.m. (11 a.m. Manila time). The Philippine forces clearly made its stand that they will not let the rebels take their camp. In an earlier statement, the Filipino units are in their position, ready to fight back, and will defend Position 68 when the surrounding Syrian rebels would push and will attempt to occupy their post.

filipino-peacekeepers-fights-syrian-rebels-golan-heights Courtesy of GMA news. Back in May 2014, these Filipino soldiers stayed in a bunker while a heavy firefight occurred outside their post in Golan Heights.

Meanwhile, the Filipino troops at Position 69 were already in safe condition after Irish friendly units joined them in defending the territory. However, the Irish and Filipino peacekeepers decided to abandon their post in Golan Heights when they remarkably noticed that they were outnumbered by the Syrian rebels storming the camp.

UPDATE: The Filipino Peacekeepers opted to Escape from the Syrian rebels after defending their camp for over seven hours.




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