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UNIFIL: RFMF Is Back In

There is a possible redeployment of a Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) company now serving in the Golan Heights. The redeployment will be from the United Nations Disengagement Observer
28 Nov 2014 14:27
UNIFIL: RFMF Is Back In

There is a possible redeployment of a Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) company now serving in the Golan Heights.
The redeployment will be from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) .

RFMF spokesperson Land Force Command chief operations officer Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho, confirmed this to the Fiji Sun yesterday.

He said this was a UN redeployment and was normal. Lieutenant-Colonel Qiliho said the RFMF Commander, Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga, would be flying out today to visit the Fijian troops at UNDOF and would also be visiting UNIFIL.
He said at UNFIL the Commander would be briefed on the possible redeployment.

“We are hoping to send 150 – 200 soldiers from UNDOF to UNIFIL.”
This, he said, was temporary because there was a UNDOF restructure on the tactical fence between Israel and Syria.

“Once this is completed, the company will return.”

He said the Commander would wait for Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who woud also visit the Fijian troops in UNDOF after his talks in London.

From UNDOF the Prime Minister will travel to the UN Truce Supervisory Organisation in Lebanon, accompanied by the Commander. Lieutenant-Colonel Qiliho said the visit by the Prime Minister and the RFMF Commander would really boost the morale of our peacekeepers.

It was confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday that Mr Bainimarama would also be meeting with the 45 soldiers who were taken hostage in September this year. Lieutenant-Colonel Qiliho said the situation at the Golan Heights remained the same and the Fijian troops were still on the Israel side of the border, safe and in good health.

He said fighting between the rebels and the Syrian Army continues to intensify across the border.
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