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Troops to return in June

Nanise Loanakadavu
Thursday, February 06, 2014

THE first batch of RFMF soldiers who left the country for the Israeli-Syria border to keep the peace and help stop an all-out war will return in June.

Land Force Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga said the rotation of replacement troops for the Golan Heights would begin in the same month.

"We are negotiating with the UN on how many flights to complete the rotation," Lt-Col Tikoitoga said.

He said deployment of personnel to the Golan Heights was no different from deployments to Iraq and Sinai.

They will return to the country after one year of peacekeeping duties, he said.

Fiji' contributes to the UN Disengagement Force's — UNDOF — efforts to maintain a ceasefire between Israel and Syria as prescribed by the 1974 Agreement of Disengagement.

Four hundred and ninety Fijian troops are in the Golan Heights. They make up a Northern Infantry Battalion, Transport Platoon and Force Headquarters Company.


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