Skip to comments.FILIPINO TROOPS PULL `GREATEST ESCAPE' FROM SYRIA
Posted on 08/31/2014 12:48:19 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
"We may call it the greatest escape," Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said.
The peacekeepers became trapped after Syrian rebels entered the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone between Syria and Israel this week, seizing 44 Fijian soldiers and demanding that their Filipino colleagues surrender with their weapons. The Filipinos in two U.N. encampments refused and clashed with the rebels on Saturday. The first group of 35 peacekeepers was then successfully escorted out of a U.N. encampment in Breiqa by Irish and Filipino forces on board armored vehicles.
The remaining 40 peacekeepers were besieged at the second encampment called Rwihana by more than 100 gunmen who rammed the camp's gates with their trucks and fired mortar rounds. The Filipinos returned fire in self-defense, Philippine military officials said.
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Where did they escape to? Israel?
We know Israel fired artillery at a Syrian Army post the other day, had it been overrun by the “militants”?
The entire article never makes it clear.
US strikes “militants” besieging Turkmen in Iraq
5 hrs ago
“Militants” instead of terrorists
Meanwhile conservatives with signs are terrorists
It is almost as if they do not want the world to know that Israel helped to save the UN guys from Muslims.... even if it was only a little
AP does not want to say anything good about Israel.
We`’re supposed to think Al Qaida is good since they only execute their captors on the spot as opposed to ISIS, the JV team, which forces them to strip and frog march through the desert to be executed.
Prayers up for the Fijian’s!
yes. It was Israel.
Pjmedia has a full report
“It is almost as if they do not want the world to know that Israel helped to save the UN guys from Muslims.... even if it was only a little.”
I suspect it was a lot, given their proximity. Same for Syria’s government - we’d rather not think that Assad helped them out too.
They should have been very motivated.
YouTube shows what happens to their captives.
Too bad we don’t return the complement.
Kudos to the fighting Filipinos.
Good work, men.
>>AP does not want to say anything good about Israel.<<
Doesn’t the Rothschild family own the AP?
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