AFP and DND staff confer to manage crisis involving Philippine Peacekeepers in Golan Heights
Published in dwdd.com.ph
CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City, (DWDD) ––Working Round the Clock: Even in the wee hours of the morning, the SND and the CSAFP confer with AFP and DND Staff on the best courses of action to manage the crisis involving our Philippine Peacekeepers in Golan Heights.
Later, the AGAEs surrounded the Philippine contingent’s encampments with Fijian hostages in tow and demanded that the Filipino troops surrender their firearms. The Philippine peacekeepers held their ground and demonstrated their resolve to defend their positions. They did not surrender their firearms as they may in turn be held hostage themselves. This resulted in a stand-off which is still the prevailing situation at this time as UN officials try to peacefully resolve the situation.
The Philippine government and the United Nations are in close coordination and are working together to ensure the safety and security of our troops.