CHEMICAL weapons in Syria have been destroyed.
And according to RFMF Land Force Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, Fijian troops stationed at the Golan Heights are not at risk.
Lt-Col Tikoitoga said, they were still prepared to do their work at the Israeli-Syria border.
"Everything is going well in Golan Heights," he said.
"We are now more excited than before that all chemical weapons have been destroyed, which has been verified by the UN inspectors," he said.
"That has put some relief on our troops there. At least we know there are no chemical weapons and there's no risk of those on our troops.
"During the crisis our men stood tall and worked extremely hard to maintain peace within the area.
"We have been constantly updated.
"They have some difficulties but it's nothing they can't handle.
"Everything is under control in Golan Heights and we are relieved that the UN inspectors have confirmed the destruction of chemical weapons."
In terms of the difficulties faced at the border, he said, those included armed elements within the areas of operation.
He said there were government forces that wanted to instil discipline and law within those areas.
"Sometimes you get caught between the arguments and because of our strategic locality, we can't get out of the situation.
"We have to face it and that's some of the difficulties we have to bear."