United Nations Disengagement Observer Force - updates

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PH military chief thanks UN commander for 'brave' remark

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:45 AM

All s well that ends well says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

'THANK YOU:' Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr welcomes the new statement of a United Nations commander calling Filipino peacekeepers 'brave.' Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Syrian envoy hits UN’s ‘total inaction’ on Golan peacekeepers

Sep 17, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Ambassador Bashar Ja afari says terrorists are able to establish a safe zone in the Syrian side of the Golan reducing the mandate of the peacekeeping mission

'TOTAL INACTION.' Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, 16 September 2014, United Nations. Devra Berkowitz/UN Photo

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:30 PM

This comes two weeks after Al Qaeda linked rebels kidnapped 45 Fijian peacekeepers and engaged Filipino peacekeepers in a standoff

Photo courtesy of Elmer Cato

45 Fijian peacekeepers released – UN

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:32 PM

The United Nations peacekeepers were kidnapped by Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels last week All the 45 peacekeepers are in good condition says a UN spokesperson

Talks to free Fijian peacekeepers 'progressive'

Sep 10, 2014 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED Fiji clarifies statement on peacekeepers status says negotiators actively working for their release

LOOKOUT POST. Members of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) use binoculars to watch the Syrian side of the Golan Heights at Mount Bental in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on August 31, 2014. Menahem Kahana/AFP

PH 'taking steps' to address peacekeeping concerns

Sep 05, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also says the Philippines should now focus on supporting efforts to secure the freedom of the Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

PH and Fiji in Golan: One order, different outcomes

Sep 05, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Last week Filipino and Fijian peacekeepers were given the same order to surrender their weapons to Syrian rebels Who made the right choice?

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

New batch of PH peacekeepers for Golan Heights

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:09 PM

It s the first batch to leave for the volatile region after the Philippines threatened to pull out the troops because of the security situation there

OFF TO GOLAN: A new batch of 336 Filipino peacekeepers leave for the Golan Heights. Photo from the Philippine Army

AFP: PH troops in Golan ready vs chemical warfare

Aug 28, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights are properly equipped for chemical warfare Armed Forces chief Gen Emmanuel Bautista told reporters

DANGEROUS TERRITORY: Filipino peacekeepers abducted by Syrian opposition in March were eventually released. AFP photo

PH sets conditions for Golan peacekeepers

Jul 14, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Secretary Del Rosario adds that the Philippine troops will remain in UNDOF until August 11

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario meets United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on July 12 2013. Photo by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

US appeals to PH: Keep peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Jun 19, 2013 - 9:09 PM

If it withdraws its peacekeepers the Philippines will create a vacuum in Golan Heights US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly says

US State Department photo

Filipino peacekeeper wounded in Golan Heights

Jun 06, 2013 - 7:17 PM

The soldier whose name was not disclosed was hit by shrapnel above the right ankle but is now in stable condition

Release PH hostages in Syria - DFA

Mar 07, 2013 - 11:00 AM

3rd UPDATE All hostages are unharmed and being treated like visitors the DFA says

SEIZED IN SYRIA. File photo of a Filipino peacekeeper in the Golan Height, Syria courtesy of Elmer Cato