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UN head calls for immediate release of soldiers

By NASIK SWAMI
Friday, August 29, 2014

Update: 1:34PM UNITED Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of 43 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers by armed elements of opposition in the vicinity of Al Qunaytirah, in the area of separation in the Golan.

The head of the UN, in a press statement release moments ago, calls for the immediate release of the Fijian peacekeepers who are part of UNDOF - maintaining peace in Syria. 

"The Secretary-General also condemns the restriction of movement of UNDOF peacekeepers by armed elements of the opposition in two positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah," the statement read.

"He calls for the immediate lifting of these restrictions."

While reminding all actors that "UNDOF is mandated to monitor the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria", Mr Ban has also called on all parties to "respect UNDOF's freedom of movement and safety and security".

Meanwhile, the head of the military, Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga will hold a press conference at 5pm to provide an update on the situation.








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