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Our UN Troops Wait For Orders

Our UN Troops Wait For Orders
December 30
16:50 2014

The situation on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights remains volatile.

But the Israeli side, where Fijian troops are now stationed, is calm.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Land Force Command chief of staff and spokesperson for the Fiji Battalion at Camp Ziouani, Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho said they had not heard gunshots for sometime now.

However, on the Syrian side, he said armed elements were still fighting. He said the action was very far from Camp Ziouani.

Lieutenant-Colonel Qiliho said nothing had really changed on the Syrian side since the UN moved the Fiji Battalion to Camp Ziouani because of the growing clauses on the Syrian side.

He said the Fijian soldiers were prepared to take on any new assignment given to them. They were also waiting for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Commander’s instructions on whether they returned to the Golan or were deployed elsewhere.

For their Christmas celebration, 86 soldiers were at Position 80 and six were at the Observation Post 54 while the rest celebrated with the outgoing Head of Mission and Force Commander, Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha.




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